I was on the fence about getting a wood stove at all but finally decided on the Honey Stove. I can now confidently say this will now form a part of my standard lightweight hiking kit.
+ Assembly is very quick and easy. + Packs flat and is easy to fit in the rucksack. + Finish on the components is very good (no sharp edges etc.). + Works well even in a breeze (easily cooked four sausages at once). + Seems very efficient - heat is well contained and all the wood is completely reduced to ash. + Easy to get a fire started - I believe this is due to the platform the fuel sits on allowing good airflow. + The carry case it comes with is sturdy but not overly heavy (just perfect actually).
Note you can reduce the weight slightly if you don't need to carry the Trangia plate or the base plate for the 4-sided configuration. Alternatively if you are going solo you can use it with just 4 side panels (in a similar manner to the Pocket Stove). I also found that a basic aluminium windshield (from a multifuel stove) worked well as to reflect heat and light when using the stove.
In summary, nothing beats a real fire and the Honey Stove is a great way to have a small, efficient and contained fire (that will leave less traces) and it is very easy to assemble and cook with. I would not hesitate to recommend this to fellow hikers. 5 stars!