Brightness - disappointing. Not as bright as advertised.
Burn time - on low its amazing. About 10 hours.
Ease of use - very disappointing. It takes about 3 to 5 minutes to heat up the lamp to proper temperature. It takes some fiddling to get it to work.
Reliability - first unit lasted about 5 minutes. I am so far super careful with the 2nd one. No serious problems as of yet. It is very easy to damage the platinum mantle.
Size/weight - very reasonable size and weight. It would be a good choice for non-critical backpacking trips.
Design - well, it was not designed by geniuses, more like engineers who designed the ford escort. Obvious flaws are apparent.
Final result - not too bad. I would recommend it for backpacking trips. It is a lot better then LED lamps. I got this because I wanted a decently bright lamp without the weight, size and mantle. It comes with a case.