The convenience and ease are the primary reasons to carry a JetBoil. When I did a thru hike with my 2 sons, I set aside the alcohol stoves in favor of the JetBoil after I calculated that after fuel weight, etc, the Jetboil would be at lighter at the beginning but heavier at the end, so we opted for the ease and convenience. Keep the JetBoil for those situations when you are hiking with others. You will not really match the convenience and ease with any other stove, but there are many lighter and still pretty easy to use.
You didnt mention where you will be using it. I'd love to get a Caldera cone or Firemug, but I can't use wood, alcohol, or Esbit stoves in any of my local mountains except in car camping fire rings, so I have to use a canister stove for most of my hikes. Whatever you choose, make sure you will be able to use it where you hike.