"Mostly these center around the amount of time it takes to maintain the fire. Either you're feeding the fire or breaking sticks into 3" chunks for it to burn OR hunting for wood. "
but ... these issues, and their mastery, are the core essential GOODNESS of a wood stove.
add to them the virtues of an occasional hole in your clothing, and you have "arrived".
it is indeed a fine and pleasant misery, is it not ?