I can suppose of a few great times that a wood burning fireplace would be good to have… If it lived anywhere where it snowed a lot, I would be enthusiastic to have a wood burning fireplace in my house.
I like the idea of there being a centralized source of heating in the main room of the house! A wood burning fireplace is not something that comes in every house.
In my childhood home, we had a wood burning fireplace! Growing up in a sizzling region, we did not have much use for it, but my number one time to make a fire was in the winter season months around Christmas. Another great time for a fire is when it is raining outside. It is soothing to hang around a sizzling fire while it rains outside, then one of my number one memories of my childhood would be thinking about Christmas day and the fire in the wood burning fireplace. My Mom would consistently make a point of making us a fire on Christmas day, regardless of the weather outside. My pal and I live in a sizzling temperature, so having a Christmas that is actually cold is rare. One year I remember it being so sizzling outside that we actually went to the beach instead of making a fire. My pal and I made snowmen in the sand. I will consistently remember the warmth from the wood burning fireplace, especially during a rainy day. My pal and I have an electric fireplace now that allows us to heat the house without the smokey odor that a wood burning fireplace leaves behind.