I'm jumping into this way late but here we go with my .02

I've found a compromise solution that encompasses both – a duel fuel Esbit. Take a standard Esbit folding stove and make some windscreen sides for it. I don’t have pics of mine but if you Google it you’ll find where others have done the same thing. This greatly assists the efficiency of the standard Esbit stove. Added to that, I’ve taken an Altoids “mini” tin and filled it with carbon felt to serve as a pretty decent alcohol burner (unhinging the lid made for a better fit inside the Esbit during use). I also switched to a rectangular Trangia mess tin which takes better advantage of the rectangular footprint of the Esbit stove.