both are good fireplaces with a nice flame and look. Just compare features and benefits side by side. Then, look at who will service and support your fireplace. FWIW, ALL the fireplace mfrs have been hard hit by this depression and maintain skeleton crews for their technical services depts. In addition, most of the old veterans who knew about these fireplaces have been run off you you're left with a lot of snot nosed punks who don't know which end of a fireplace to light.