For the last 20 yrs or so I have used a MSR Whisperlight as my hike in type stove. I like it but it's not the lightest or most convient stove out there so I'm thinking about biting the bullet & going canister most of the time. Was looking at the Pocket Rocket & the Gigapower (or whatever the $40 Snow Peak is), & the salesman started pushing the Jet Boil. I hadn't been looking at them because I didn't think you could use a normal pan without a seperate adapter. He says not so, the new ones (I was looking at the Zip & Flash) have the adapter built in so they can use any pot.
So... What stove is for me? I am "budget concious", but could do a Jet Boil.
It would be used primarily for day trips & fast & light 1-3 night backcountry hunts, both lowland moose & timberline black bear, etc. Most cooking will be rehydrating, but I may occassionaly cook in the pot. 1 or 2 people.