You have to understand that to me and many others, a base burner is not a designer piece to sit in the corner and collect dust. It was meant to heat the house and do it very well. These stoves although they are beautiful and to many unknowing people only quaint antiques, are masterpieces of engineering. They are among the most scientifically advanced, efficient, heating appliances ever made. They are works of genius. Their superior performance exceeds their outside beauty.
People here value them for that aspect as much or more than how they look. The stoves are meant to be used as they were designed to be used and be the center piece of the home. To use a high end base burner for a plant holder or nothing but a curiosity piece is a horrible waste.
You have to understand that, so don't be offended. Just learn from what others are saying to you. A stove, "restored," for appearance is not restored.