I have an old MSR WhisperLite. I bought this stove to save weight on short backpacking trips. I'm very pleased with it. It's tiny, light and easy to use, particularly compared to a liquid-fuel stove. I have to take more care to find a really flat spot and to center the pot on the smaller supports, but this is a small price to pay, and these issues apply to most canister stoves. I bought the Titanium manual ignition model to save weight. If I had the automatic ignition, I'd still want to bring matches as a backup.