Hi there, thanks for the feedback! Yeah, I know my stove isn't the lightest around, and it may be looking a bit vulnerable [sic?] at the moment what with its plastic base-shroud taken off to reduce weight. But I guess I just can't bring myself to spend cash on another one anytime soon unless it dies mid-trip - its been good to me for a while now :D And no, it doesnt have pizeo - its just a tad heavier than other stoves. Brilliant heat distribution though! Also, I'm looking towards getting a mini-trangia as a lightweight option to my 27-2 set.
Now onto the pot...130g for a pot with lid and bail-handle doesnt bother me...honestly I havent really seen anything better to temp me. Apart from the bonus of even heat distribution, its also only 12g heavier than MSR's 'Titan Kettle' of practically identical dimensions. It also cost bupkiss, haha, unlike the MSR.
Lighting is important for me, and I usually try and take a back-up scource of light. LED keychain-type lights are a godsend; they weight nothing, throw decent light, and have a respectable battery life. It also gives me the option to effectively cook after dark without any compromise...and the same with any other after-dark activities.
As for the bag liner, it ups the warmth of my summer bag fairly well, and fills the gap between my winter and summer bags [both in temperature and total weight]. I know if it gets wet I'm rogered, but thats a chance I'm willing to take. And yeah, my bags are synthetic - no cozy lightweight down bags for this colledge student :(
A side note - in good weather for trips up to 4 nights, I may take a military-style Hexamine stove. Its basically a small, light metal box that folds up to form a cookstove with pan supports and a flat base for the solid fuel tablets. It weighs 120g, and can hold enough fuel inside itself to boil just under 3 litres of water - enough for around 5 nights if you have a hot tea using half a litre each time [I'm a proponent of freeze-dried meals, but not the gormet type. Thats why I take a few spices and maybe a tin of tuna if I'm not worried about weight for that trip]. All up, it weighs ~480g with five nights fuel, the stove, and the aluminum pot. This total is reduced to 250g after fuel is used.
Thanks for the insights, it gave me some different perspectives on things and was generally helpful.
Cheers - boingk