Our Scout troop purchased 3 of these stoves from BC for a week's hiking trip to the Appalachians. All 3 crews were impressed with the light weight and ease of operation as compared to our older white gas stoves.
What could be easier than screwing on the canister, turn the gas on and light...you're cooking. Also, we like the safety factor.
Backcountry also deserves 5 stars as they were very fast and accomodating with our purchase. Thanks BC!