Great write up, going where the rest of us don't have the time and resources to even get close to comparisons like this.
I've been through a gamut of stove and fuel comparisons in the last year. Stove/fuel choices strike me much like sleeping pad choices--- a matter of comfort and convenience for the weight and how much you are willing to put up with.
My personal gamut from light to heavy:
An Esbit titanium wing stove and an Evernew 450ml titanium mug with some aluminum roaster pan sections for lid and windscreen. Okay for a hot drink and some hot water for instant oatmeal or soup mix. Boiling isn't necessary, just hot water. This is the lightest and most compact in my gear locker. Easy to use in moderate conditions for day hikes or Spartan overnight trips.
Alcohol stove with aluminum flashing windscreen and MSR Titan Kettle ti pot. A step up to a more practical stove for boiling water. I've pretty much given up on alcohol stoves because of the weak flame and fiddling with wind screens and liquid fuel. Still a good choice when considering weight. If I were to go with alcohol for a primary stove, the Caldera Cone would be my choice. The Rube Goldberg pop-can-and-tin-foil stove setups are just weak.
Butane canister stove and ti pot. Having lived with Esbit and alcohol stoves, I have come to live with the extra weight of a canister stove for the convenience provided. After then end of a long day on the trail, I want to get dinner going. Likewise getting breakfast in the morning: I want my coffee! All said and done, the small light little blowtorch stoves crank out the hot water. Some are more conducive to gourmet cooking, which I don't practice. IMHO, canister stoves are great for groups where fuel carrying can be shared with no extra containers to buy and they crank out lots of hot water in a hurry. Watching four people stand around waiting for a meal or morning coffee while an Esbit or alcohol stove isn't pretty. I have a Coleman F1 stove that has served me well for years. It boils a liter in about 3 minutes and it fits in my Titan Kettle with a canister and lighter. If the F1 needed to be replaced today, the Soto micro regulator looks like the best choice to me.
Jetboil Flash. I have to say I have never used a more convenient stove: screw the canister on, add pot with water, push the igniter, and away you go. It is stable and quick. I did discover the boil-over/control valve issue: if it boils over, getting the bayonet locked pot off the stove with hot water is not a good option and getting to the control valve handle with boiling water cascading down the side is just slightly less adventurous. Using less water is the manufacturer's recommendation, or you better keep a close eye on the progress of hot water. It does have the color-change temperature indicator on the side of the cozy. All in all, you get the convenience and efficiency of a coordinated system. Surprisingly, the Flash isn't more expensive than buying a good quality pot and stove.
The one thing that annoyed me about the Flash design is that the igniter sticks up above the edge of the pot mounting flange, so you need to be careful with packing. You can't stash the stove with the burner head upside down in the pot or the igniter would be damaged. I put the folding stove base on top of the burner head to protect the igniter. I would always have an alternate means of lighting the stove with any piezoelectric setup. Other than that, it is a big package and it isn't the lightest option.
So the Jetboil looks like a keeper for group outings. I think it is too big and heavy for solo use and I'll continue with my F1 burner and pot combo when I go alone. Most of my trips are overnighters, so I don't need extreme fuel efficiency and space is a consideration.