Too much going on yesterday, let me add some more thoughts, and some philosophy!
I drive a Dodge Ram 2500 Hemi, and my wife drives a Toyota Yaris. Actually.... even though I'm a tall guy, I bought it first to drive back and forth from Buchanan to Chicago (4 hrs. total) It is like a tin can, and when it blows hard it can be all over the road, but I love it. I got around 40 mpg sometimes and being that it's so small really isn't lacking any power......well it does vibrate a bit at high speeds!!
Parking is a breeze, and it has its place in our transportation arsenal. I wouldn't be without it or something similar.
The truck on the other-hand is practical, and with 4 wheel drive....and high off the ground can go anywhere. But, it can get as low as 12 mpg. and is not something we choose to joy ride in, and parking can be a bitch. It can tow the biggest Bobcat with no problem and is great for hauling all kinds of stuff. It is also only a 2 seater, where we can fit 5 in the Yaris (in a pinch) Again, I wouldnt be with out it or something similar,
Ovens, are really the same. One size does not fit all. The variables are price, size, performance, etc. etc. There are a number of 2stone owners who use both. It depends on how much time you have, how many pizzas you make, how much fuel you want to use and what type of pie you want. My truck is not going to be replaced by the Yaris, and you won't replace a big expensive WFO with the 2stone. They are different, just as pizzas are different.
There is a big misconception that is being peddled in the pizza world............that Neapolitan pizza sits on top of the mountain peak, and all other pizzas are some type of inferior wannabees if you will. I think there are probably people on this forum making dynamite pizza in their home ovens. The best pizza I have had was not Neapolitan or wood fired. I talked to a guy yesterday who has a wood fired oven and a 2stone who said some of the best pizza he has had came out of an electric oven. (guess who's it is)
The little WF 2stone kit is simple and relatively inexpensive for what it does. It can make fantastic pizza, and top and bottom heat is adjustable to a degree. It is a fuel miser, a DIY project that can be dressed up a 100 different ways. For those of us who are WF pyromaniacs at times, it is a lot of fun to mess around with. Once the bricks are laid (whether you chose to insulate and dress it up or not) the 2stone can be removed and replaced with a grate and morph in to a wood fired grill with a serious heat sink.
I'm responding to a lot of feedback along with a lot of "out of the box" design. If it has any merit or not, I don't know. I have a Leatherman multi tool, but I don't use it too much, I prefer to use a screwdriver that doesn't have a pair of pliers or a nail file coming out of the back of it! I guess that's kind of my design philosophy. I'm happy with an assortment of tools that all do their job well in there respective fields. Ovens are a baking tool, and all have their respective strengths and weaknesses. -wg