What is it about America that you actually love other than being born here?
This wasn't directed at me, either, but I'll throw in my answer. The fact that this whole discourse about this guy exists
on this site. The fact that within reason, as long as we stay within the site rules, you can post your opinion. It's the perfect example of "I do not agree with what you say, but I will fight to the death to protect your right to say it."
This guy is going to write the article whether or not any of us participate. Someone said that he's looking for someone who burned coal and hates it so he can turn into a negative article. That may be true, but they will generally show both sides of the coin. If no one
with knowledge talks to him, then he's only got the dork who tried it and hated it. I won't volunteer for the article because I've only burned for a few years and I do not consider myself any kind of expert. I've read a lot of information on this site and this is a group of some of the most intelligent, knowledgeable, and resourceful people I've ever come across. Would you rather he talked to you or to someone he found who has had a stove for a year, doesn't understand it, can't run it properly, and hates it because he doesn't want to love it. That was ME the first year I burned coal. Now I understand it, my stove runs properly, and I will never burn anything else.
"Keep your friends close and your enemies closer." If you want to impress the guy, get in touch with him. Invite him into your home. Let him experience the heat, see the stove (they're 'pretty' now), show him the process. Tell him how much you are saving on heating costs. He'll slant it the way he wants, sure, but at least you tried. If you do talk to him, record it. If he leaves out the important parts, rail him in a letter the editor.
Better yet, someone tell him that Harman stoves are a year on backorder and tell him to go find out why.