Eric, I have an old Alaska Stokerstove in the basement, and after replacing the glass I found it wasn't long before it became dirty and finally spiderwebbed with cracks - even with the clean glass system. Since it is in the basement I decided to put in a piece of plate steel and do away with the glass alltogether.
I hope you already have an ash pan, cause having two saves you from having to immediately dump one and replace it.
I use a masonry chimney that I put up myself (around 30') and have 0 problems with draft or anything else. From what I've read, I would try to go with the reg. chimney and avoid the power vent.
I would also recommend a barometric damper.
The Alaska Bloomsburg store always has what I need, as well as advice, and my stove is one of their oldest.
If you ever do need blowers, check out Grainger (you need a business acct. to buy), but they have very reasonable prices.
I found the key to keeping the stove in good shape is cleaning and storage at the end of the heating season. I totally disassemble the stove, including the stove pipe, clean it well, leave it open and keep it dry. I run a dehumidifier in the warmer months to keep things dry in the basement. Some people use products like WD-40 to protect the metal, but I've found I don't need to do this and I don't like the smell and smoke when you light it back up.