If your in search of a "Parlor Stove" then by all means listen to Uncle William, he will not steer you wrong. He may post a picture of a tired old Glenwood
but that stove as pictured heated my entire house last year from an unfinished basement and it cost me 2/3rds less to do it with that stove than the year before by using 2 pellet stoves not to mention the oil I used the year before that. That alone makes the roi only a year or 2 at most and in my case helped justify the costs of getting what I wanted. I also bought my stove used and was able to restore it myself helping to keep costs down this way as well, plus it was a *censored* load of fun ! At a minimum reseal all the seams, make sure the stove is safe to operate and install some co detectors, then enjoy the heat and savings.
You can find a lot of pictures and info here on restoring stoves to help determine if this is a route you could go to help cut your initial costs, I did this to help the wife and i get a base heater and not get buyers remorse
, I am extremely happy with my stove and would not sell it now
If you decide on another style there are a lot of great stoves out there like mentioned, the Hitzer, DS Machines, Harman ect. and people here are more than happy to help get you where you want to be by helping out. Great group of people so don't be afraid to ask questions.