beans occasionally get stuck on the rim of the hopper
It's a workhorse, and it looks good. After over 3 years this grinder is still going as strong as the first day I used it (wish I could say the same for my Breville 800ESXL). My wife drinks a shot every morning, and I drink a pot of drip coffee from this grinder and it has never skipped a beat. I have no other burr grinders to compare it to, and I probably wont anytime soon as it seems this grinder will keep going for another 5-10 years. I've read the negative stuff about it, and maybe my pallet isn't as sophisticated as some but neither my wife or I would ever believe that this grinder is not capable of making a good shot, or a good pot of drip.