In a fit of stove fever I bought a new Optimus SVEA and I have to say with its lineage and my experience of the Nova (original stolen, new one currently) I had high expectations - this thing is a legend, is it not? My was I to be disappointed. The thing is solid enough though the cup sits on rather than fits the stove. It fires up but there is a very firm snick to get past to turn it on. Then when you turn it off you get a small candle flame out of the jet. So I dismantled it, checked the spindle, removed the pricker temporarily but none of these fixed the issues. Now the former I could live with but I don't want fuel residue through my bag. Optimus should be ashamed. I have relegated the thing to my shelf of disappointments. Come back Trangia all is forgiven!! Anyone want it - make me an offer!