Had one of these for 6 months now and would like to share my experience.
Chose this one based on several reviews. Wife and I like the round style better than the square. Friends all say it looks techy. We very much like it and the coffee it brews. Very fast brewer indeed. A few things we don't like...
1.The pour spout. There is none. No matter how hard I try I can't pour without a drip.
2. The power cord. Big as a table saw cord and stiff as a broomhandle. No cord storage.
3. A dummy like me can put the coffee on to brew with the thermal lid in the carafe instead of the brew-through lid. A whole pot of coffee makes quite a mess when it runs all over the counter. And hot too! I have only done this 4 times and although stupid and my own fault IMO the designers overlooked this area. Shouldn't be able to fit under the brew station with the wrong lid! Thinking about gluing a knob on top so it won't fit.
4. Thermal lid is two piece and takes on water. I found this out because i was looking for a way to dummy-proof #3. The lid snaps apart and has a piece of foam glued inside to kind of insulate it. Don't submerge the lid when you wash it. It is not sealed and will take on water. Kind of a crummy lid for such an expensive pot.
That said I would buy one again. Anyway get one. I think you will like it.