Josh Saintwrote a review of MSR WhisperLite Stove on January 9, 2011
Have had my WhisperLite since 1994. Have hiked over 3000 miles and never had any problems. In 2001 I did add the shaker jet adapter to minimize the amount of cleaning I have to do after trips. Would take a lot to convince me to carry another stove.
If traveling overseas finding fuel is not a problem. My stove is not the international and it will still safely burn some other types of fuel. In the picture I posted I am burning a petrol based paint thinner I found in Argentina.