I agree. Being an off center firebox it looks better as small as possible or no big surround. I need to think about the tv heat shield. It’s on a full articulated mount. So I kinda want the shield mounted to the tv. It’s probably only going to see 40 loads in an average winter unless we start spending way more time down there.Looks fine like it is IMO...maybe a lil stove black on the exposed connector/liner...and a heat shield for that poor TV!