I said it with the Windmaster, and I'll say it again here: Soto makes some truly kick-ass hardware. I have one of these, and it's a great, lightweight stove. The piezo is worth the $3, IMO. Soto uses an unusual design for their piezos, and the whole thing runs up the middle of the stove and is protected, so a lot less to worry about with regards to it breaking. If you didn't get in on the Windmaster, or want a backup, jump on this!