We just finished installing our wood burning stove, and fired it up for the first time last Friday. So far it's working great for us. It even keeps the house warm all night. I load it up with hard wood at night, shut the damper down low, and go to bed. In the morning I have a bed of red coals that's still hot enough to ignite a stick of dry pine.
It's so much more fun that just flipping a switch to get heat.