Woodchuck - thank you for your service!
I think what everyone needs to understand is that too often people give comments about a specific product they have little to no experience with (do not own). Typically this is what ruffles feathers, especially when those opinions seem to contradict feedback from those that own the product - especially within a forum where someone is asking why there is a negative perception about a manufacture. This is not limited to wood burning devices...just insert any product on any given forum.
Glad you enjoy your unit and more importantly, feel safe with your decision while your gone.
Thank you very much. That is exactly why I posted in the very first response, "I have no idea why Quad's were getting a bad reputation." I will say, the negative feedback did effect my purchasing of a new stove. I am hoping whatever issues they were having have been cleared up, and that you get many years and enjoyment out of your stove. Have a great day.