Another stove that may be of interest is the Optimus nova. It's a multi fuel stove like some of the others mentioned.
Plus points over others are:
made of metal - even the pump so less likely to brake.
Fully adjustable flame.
Magnetic jet cleaner - wave the supplied magnet under it and it cleans the jet without taking it apart (even works when in use).
I've had this stove for around 7 years. I taken it on several extended (1.5 year+) trips and abused it thoroughly. I bought a service kit at the same time as i got the stove but have yet to replace a single part!! I've stripped and cleaned it a couple of times but thats it.
The biggest problem i've had is the pump stopped working. Stripped it down and found the pump seal had dried out/was a big dirty. As it made of leather this was a 2 minute job with some doubin (could have use oil butter etc) to soften it up and it was back in action.
This is one of the rare pieces of kit that if it got lost/stolen/broken etc i wouldn't even look at what else had come along since. I would just replace it with the same.
A great bit of kit.
EDIT: I've just reread some of the other posts here to clarify i use this burning petrol or diesel (mainly petrol as the bike has a ready supply) and have never found it hard to use. Pump it up, turn it on (letting some fuel out), turn it off, light it (to warm it up), as the flame dies down due to lack of fuel open it back up slowly. It can take a minute(?) if that for it to warm up fully and the yellow flames turn in to small blue ones (you only get big yellow flames if you open it up too quickly after the initial warming - this is simple to control with the simmering control as it is not just on/off like some of the others).
Last edited by samjmitchell; 7 Aug 2012 at 11:34.