Rating: 5 / 5
Only thing I would ever consider replacing this with is a home made alchohol stove. That's it, and the only reason I would make that decision is wieght, and ease of fuel, BUT convenience wise, jetboil can't be beat. I have the Companion Cup, and the stabalizers as well as a couple canisters of fuel for almost all outings. Bam, barely over 2lbs at worst. Maybe a bit heavy, but well worth it.
Unless you are hopelessly psyco about pack weight you can still carry the Jetbiol, plenty of fuel (on thru hikes just ship extra fuel with your food), a companion cup, and stabalizer kit and keep your essential pack weight under 12 lbs.
I now carry an average of about 22lbs for a 3 day outing. This includes a pillow, clothes, food, Backpack, First Aid kit, Sleeping Bag, Hennessy Hammock, Jetboil stove, Titanium fork and spoon, water filter, and water.
That's a Major improvement over the days when I easily carried over 40lbs worth of gear.