Forget the hype. Stick with your drip coffee maker or better yet, graduate straight to a pump-driven espresso machine
Positive Product Points
This is a well-made, affordable product. It eliminates the need for filters.
Negative Product Points
It takes more time and attention than using a drip maker and offers no better taste. Of course, there is a powdery feel to the coffee that is less appealing than filtered coffee.
After reading all the rave reviews of press pots, I decided to buy one. I even bought a burr grinder and tried different grind settings. To make my final decision, I did a side by side test with my drip coffee maker. I used exactly the same amounts of coffee, water, etc. I found very slight differences in the quality of the coffee. I'd say any improvements were offset by the powdery mouth feel and sludge at the bottom of the cup. This method definitely takes more time and equipment (a burr grinder). On the plus side, you can control the temperature of the water and the brew time, but I found this to be of no advantage to my common Mr. Coffee four-cup drip machine.
If you buy one, go to Target for the best price and selection