I purchased this coffee maker sixteen months ago after using one at a friend's house. They raved about it and I needed a new one so I took the plunge and didn't even shop around for other models. One of the biggest selliing points was the absence of a glass "pot" or any glass for that matter. We are a military family and move a lot. So anything we can buy that's more likely to survive a move or ten is tops in my book. Another selling point is that the brewed coffee is stored not in a removable pot but in the coffee maker itself. You simply press your coffee mug up against a lever/button and it dispenses in your cup. When was the last time you poured your coffee one handed? Making it not only neat and quick but also enables you to dispense coffee without disrupting the brewing proccess. The Brew Station automaticaly turns off the heating element after 2 hours. Saving those of us who are forever forgetting to turn the darned thing off. Because the coffee is stored in an air 'tight' container it tastes just fine when I turn on the heating element and re heat the coffee later in the day.
My only complaint is that the one time I had a guest try to brew coffee I ended up with a flood of water on the kitchen counter. I'm still not sure how that happened...Ha ha. Obviously this was a case of user error and not product failure.