We're cautious about reviewing products we sell. It would be easy to include the Jet-Ti in our canister stove product reviews, but it would certainly serve the "store's" best interests to make sure it reviewed well. (That's not to say it wouldn't be reviewed fairly - our review staff and our retail staff are completely insulated from each other. In fact, the retail staff seeks guidance from the review staff on which products to carry in the store.) The point is, if it reviewed negatively, then we wouldn't carry it in our store, as I'm not really interested in selling crappy products at BPL! And, if it reviewed well, there would be this perception that "of course it reviewed well, they sell it!" And so, it's simply a better deal all around if we don't cross those lines. Of course, we might stock products that prove themselves over and again long after we review them, but you're not going to find us submitting products currently in our store to our review program to be reviewed side by side with others.
And so, we'll try to post honest evaluations of the products we sell in the store on those product pages, and also discuss the limitations of those products there. Sort of a mini-review, but certainly not the type you'd find in a formal product review. Case in point, the Triad Stove. It's not a bad product, but if you don't understand the stoves quirks, you won't "get" the mileage out of it you might expect. So, we try to educate the customer a bit, so they absolutely understand a product's limitations, and how to navigate through them, before they buy. And there, we diverge from the model other retailers take, most of whom simply copy and paste manufacturer marketing copy into their product descriptions and call it good. You can do that for some products, but others certainly deserve more attention and require some honest consumer education.
As for the Jet-Ti: The few mm height over some other canister stoves makes no meaningful difference in pot stability; rather, the width (diameter) of the pot supports, and their ability to maintain a grip on pots, plays a much higher role. In that respect, the Jet-Ti keeps pots stable a bit better than some other stoves out there.
OK, here's a personal opinion, completely unrelated to the formal canister stove reviews being released, which I did not take part in: I've been a Snow Peak Giga Power stove user since it came out, and have found nothing that's either (a) as light, or (b) as small, or (c) as functional for the weight. That's five? six? years of hard use. I've recently switched to the Jet-Ti and I think I've found a replacement. I toyed with a Coleman F1 Ultralight for awhile, but the construction quality of the Jet-Ti is much nicer, it feels more durable, it's made with higher quality materials, its construction and design are simpler. It offers far better pot stability than the Snow Peak Giga Power, and seems more durable, and the 0.2 oz weight penalty was worth it, to gain these advantages.
The fact that I carried a Giga for 5-6 years, even after trying every canister stove that came out in the interim, is testament to the awesome design of the Snow Peak as well. It's been a great stove that has served me very well.