Lots of times I see people give recommendations without knowing how gear will be used. Then they leave many choices for the person without showing how to make those choices.

I guess it's the sales person in me that wants to delve into benefits before recommending features. Since I'm mostly ignorant of alcohol stoves except for the few fireballs I've made on my deck, I thought of the questions I'd want to know the answers to before buying.

Personally, if I were choosing, I'd just buy the Trangia and see what happened. But I don't know if that's good advice or not.