First, remember to use a good windscreen in cold temps. I've found Esbit to light better with a drop or two of alcohol on the tab, raised up off the ground a bit to provide lots of airflow. If you can buy the cheaper Coghlan's tabs, I've used one underneath a Pepsi can type alchohol stove warming it prior to lighting it. It worked around 32'F but I did'nt have a thermometer so the temps' were just guesstimates'. Warming the alcohol stove prior to lighting seemed to allow the alcohol to 'gas off' enough to allow it to light, though it did use more fuel in my situaton than in warmer temps to cook the same meal.
Altitude is also going to be a factor, as the lower temps' combined with lower O2 levels are going to make lighting alcohol more difficult, than say Esbit. The thing with Esbit is that it only puts out a certain amount of energy, and is'nt adjustable, same as most alcohol stoves IMO.
I don't deal with your other two types.