as a long time and fully devoted caldera cone user, my interest is peaked. This trangia set and the clikstand are 2 items that i haven't really looked at before. I like both of them very much. The trangia especially with all of its' components is a really solid cookset. I think the weight must be looked at from a "all encompassing" perspective. sure, to us at BPL its pretty heavy. but to the traditional backpacker, it's pretty light. considering the protection, 2 pots, pan, gripper, etc. I think its not a bad choice.
What I really like is a well thought out system that works together. A system that was designed together is going to optimize weight, space, efficiency, etc., just like a caldera cone. The one thing that has always bugged me about stoves from the big boys such as MSR is the component setup. Buy the stove, then the repair kit, then an extra pump, then a windscreen, then a pot set, then a pot gripper, then a heat exchanger, then a base for stability, the list goes on and on. All this money and fiddle factor, nonsense. just gimme something that works together the right way. IMO this is why stoves like the jetboil and of course, (kicking myself for selling it) SVEA123R have been such a hit, it goes together well and just works.
I did have one question for you as it seems you have really cooked with your trangia, how adjustable is the simmer ring? I mean can it really go really low? like soups and sauces low? or is it like super-high and kinda super-high?