My mini bic use is based on performance. It has NEVER failed. Well treated gear lasts, plain and simple. Effective, light, and when coupled with a sealed pack of matches, totally dependable for fire. Stick with what works. When there's a fascination with something, especially with this skilled group, it's because its proven, light and often the best thing going........ Always plan for the what if however with a fire redundancy..... even if it's a little coctail matches in a baggie. Even wet, the mini bic will dry fast and re-ignite.
Proof's in the pudding.