My favorite stove would have to be the first one I ever made. Sure, I became a bit unfocused towards the end and the glue could be a bit cleaner, but when it started up and those jets popped, I think it started a little alchohol stove in my heart.
Nowadays, I am not so innocent, my pack is lighter, my stove selection broader, but still...
"Either way I was happy
to witness and be part of something
that ever-so-little could rock the heart,
From "Loveliness," by Stephen Dunn