ive never cooked in a wood oven so it took some time to figure it out but I love it now. Overall I do like the oven but there were some issues I had.
I broke the insulation board. It was completely my fault and they sent new ones at no charge. Be careful not to damage them since they are quite fragile.
When you order the oven make sure to get even thickness floor tiles.
Mine were not even and i still dont have a flush cooking floor. They say to use sand to level it but I still found it hard to make it perfect
my hearth stones are cracked after a few months of cooking but when I posted on FB forums, the president said that in 10000+ tiles they made, only less than 5 cracked. I had 2, I guess I am really unlucky http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/7/cracked-hearth-casa-2g-90-a-15217-2.html
Make sure you read the manual good, there was missing information when I read it. They have revised it numerous times now. For example they said to use concrete screws for the chimney base, but didnt specify which type. I used strong ones called Tapcons, and it cracked the base. The latest installation pdf now shows a picture of thinner screws. My post about this. http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f7/crack-chimney-flue-area-14746.html
Also, the mortar flakes easily. I dunno if thats how all high temp mortar is but make sure to mix it if you get 2 bags of it. One is darker than the other. It was supposed to be mixed but they did not do it so I applied it incorrectly. So i had to remove it all and redo it. http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f7/fb-mortar-received-2-bags-14623.html
Little stuff like that slowed down the build. Also the tech help line at FB isnt much help when I used to call.
If i were to get a new oven, I might try a Mugnaini or Le Panyol. I used a Earthstone once and liked that also. The hearth floor seemed to be better than the FB ones.