I'm leaning towards the Buck 74. I looked at one yesterday and really liked it, as it seems very well built and solid. I plan on installing it myself... I installed my old Buck 23 years ago and had no problems. I removed my 8" SS liner yesterday and will have plenty of room for an insulated 6" liner. I didn't mean to give the impression that money isn't an issue, because it definitely is. I just want to make sure that whatever I get will suit my needs for many years to come. I like the pics you posted... nice looking fire!