I have been using the Revere for a few weeks now. The stove appears well constructed. One of the reasons that we chose the Revere is that it has about 10" of cook top extending into the room. It is nice to have this for a steam kettle. Also, without the blower I think we get better heat radiation. I knew that the ash lip in the front was low and that would present some inconvenience, and it does. Not a major deal but I would prefer a deeper stove. The size of the wood box is good for a stove that size. I would not want a smaller one for sure. I have not carefully timed it but we have left it unattended for at least 12 hours after loading it with black oak and had plenty of coals left to continue the fire. Overnight is no problem. I have not had a modern stove before so I cannot compare it's burn characteristics with other stoves but it seems to do what it is supposed to. At the same time it does not seem to have as much obvious after burn as I was hoping for. The glass will get dirty under some conditions but this has not been bad and will largely burn itself off. I just ran another thread on having a blower. I think it is well worth it. Even with the smoke vent for opening the door I still have to be careful to not get smoke in the room. It did not seem to be as much of a problem at first.