Everyone does seem to love those but I think I'm sold on the emberlit, bushbuddy, and possibly firefly. The Tri and Sidewinders price is a bit too steep for me atm, not to mention I would need to buy a new pot. Although the bushbuddy is expensive as well it has considerably less setup and breakdown, and it seems my pot will fit. The ember lit has the same perks, for me, and is about a third of the price. I think I may end up buying this in the near future. The main reason for wanting to buy a wood stove is consistency in colder weather, especially at elevations near 10,000ft in the sierras, and money savings on expensive canisters. In about 10-12 hikes I could "pay for" the bushbuddy and about half that with the emberlit.
Good call on the foil btw, seems like the simplest solution that adds really no weight. Could even be used as a wind screen if it was windy outside.