I purchased this stove for one simple reason, it uses liquid fuel instead of propane/butane canisters. Coleman (Naphtha) fuel is more convenient, takes less space, works better in the cold, and you don't up with a collection of partially filled and difficult to dispose canisters. I own the 'new' 425 and used older models of this stove, they are rugged and will last a long time if taken care of. Keep them clean, and drain the fuel tank after every camping season and it won't let you down. Yes, they aren't as easy to light as propane stove but IMHO worth the effort. Tip: Carefully read the lighting instructions, and use a BBQ lighter.