- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
We use only these for UVM Outing Club trips, and for good reason too. Simple, easy to use, reliable as can be, and they cook well enough (although it's not like we are running a 5 star kitchen in the woods). I am sure some of the stoves we have are older than me. They have no moving parts so they can be easily disassembled both out in the field or after returning from a trip to clean. Once you get used to the mechanism, they become very easy to troubleshoot and fix.
I personally would get the international model though for fuel flexibility. It is more expensive but the flexibility it affords is worth it.