i did not think there would be a VF3000 within a thousand miles, but guess what, there just may be. Contact this dealer http://www.noutilitybills.com/enter.html
He may have one.
Reason for picking this stove. I have a Harman TLC2000, works as good or better than advertized. I have a PC45 Harman grain stove. Works as good as advertized. I found out grain is not a great fuel, but the stove works as advertized.
Therefore from information from this site, my success with Harman and that I have 1000 gallon of water storage if I decide to use it, did not make hand firing seem to arduous. Also the ability to burn wood in slack heating season was a factor.