Pro: Brews very evenly, compact
Con: Doesn't have a huge capacity for entertaining
There are two advantages to this machine worth noting. One is that the flat-bottomed filter basket helps to ensure a more even distribution of coffee grounds for optimal flavor, and the other is that it offers a "pre-infusion" mode that soaks the coffee grounds before they brew to bring out the nuanced notes of the beans.
If you're looking for a machine that really takes into account the ultimate flavor of your coffee, this is the one. It can be purchased with an insulated stainless steel carafe or a glass one for roughly the same price. Plus, the carafe, basket, and shower head are all dishwasher safe.