Price Paid: 25 USD?
I use this on all my backpacking trips paired with a lightweight Trangia pan and an alu-foil windshield and paperclip.
This has never failed my, I have three other Trangias, and these have never failed me either.
The brass burner is a little on the heavy side, and I've experimented with other alcohol burners, and tried building my own, but I always come back to this setup. I'll carry the extra weigh, as this thing just works.
Price Paid: $25
We got one for my daughter. When both my wife and her were using their Trangia West Wind Stove at the same time my wife's worked fine but my daughter's was very slow cooking the same items. Flame appeared the same.
Price Paid: $12
This is probably the cheapest stove you can buy, alcohol is environment friendly and is also one of the cheapest fuel available as well, excluding wood fire.
This stove is very durable, produces more than enough heat (more that most alcohol stove), is very compact and cover has a seal so can be stored with fuel inside. It is also very quiet, making it "zen".
Like any alcohol stove, you cannot see the flame under daylight and it must be on a stable surface when burning as the fuel reservoir is wide open.
Trangia also sell spare seals and covers at a good price.
I've used many types of stoves but this is my only one now.
Where to Buy
We found the Trangia Westwind at 1 outdoor retailer: