Welcome Fritzi, glad to have you on the forums.
Don't tell anyone but I still burn some wood myself for the same reasons as you mentioned. I think my favorite is when I come home after being out for awhile and I smell the smoke from the wood burning. One of the nice things about burning wood a little like I do is I don't have to worry about full time cutting, splitting, stacking, restacking when the damn stack falls over, storing until seasoned, moving to the porch, moving to the stove, and cleaning up the mess and bugs. I currently have 5 cords of black locust and mulberry seasoned with a little maple mixed in, so I should be good for what 10 years
When you burn coal, forget everything about burning wood as it does not apply to burning coal.
I do like the Hearthstone stoves although I don't have one, they are good looking stoves for sure and I can only imagine how well the soapstone holds the heat.
Make sure as said to post plenty of pictures, we love those.