The Nova has received numerous accolades since its' introduction. From experience the stove packs small, burns well and simmers like a champ. It does need a windscreen, which is now available from Brunton.
It is a shame it isn't reliable. I have experienced no less than two stove failures (two seperate stoves) that are directly attributed to poor quality control: bad needle valve seat and fuel coupler that would not close.
Following is from Brunton's web site:
"Our most honored stove sets the bar in the industry for performance, durability and quality. The precision simmering control helped it garner countless awards, while the ease-of-use made it a favorite among serious backpackers and outdoor adventurers. Built of stainless steel and brass, the Nova is unrivaled in its ability to cook like a stove should. Not only does this stove burn numerous fuels, it implements some of the most innovative technology in the world. The outcome speaks for itself."