I am not able to compare this stove to any others as I have not owned any others but this one is very nice. The pot sits firmly on the four arms and the ignite is nice so I don't have to worry about using a lighter or matches (even though I carry them just in case). I have not 'needed' to use the windscreen yet but still use it to focus the heat, works very nicely. Boiled my two cups of water quickly. I have a GSI dualist set and the stove and fuel fix nicely inside.