Better than a blade, probably won't meet muster for devotees
Positive Product Points
Easy to operate, a big step up from a blade grinder. Easy to adjust grind. Feeder mechanism good for making varying drip quantities of a consistent strength. I'm quite happy with the grind. Cost is easy to take.
Negative Product Points
Static is a *huge* problem; can't use or clean it without making a mess. This is why I marked the "Overall" score way below the other scores. A little bit noisy, I guess, but expected and tolerable.
This is a weekender's machine, and I'm happy enough. The static problem is insane, though! I have to sweep the whole counter after grinding coffee. I probably wouldn't give it as a gift for this reason.
I don't brew high-demand coffee, just my reliable newpaper companion cup. For that, this is *so* much better than the blade grinder. The grind is very even and fairly cool. There's some dust near the discharge chute, and that adds to the after-grinding cleanup problem.
Initially skeptical, I was surprised how handy the feeder-measuring gizmo is. I can make a few cups or a lot, and achieve pretty much the same strength regardless.
I've only had it for a few months, very light use, and I don't detect any quality issues. I'm sure there are better grinders out there, but for now I'll tolerate the cleanup problem in favor of a decent grind of coffee.