The coffee produced by this maker is good, definitely better than my last steel stove top. It seems to build up more steam before the coffee peculates through, so hopefully captures more of the coffee essence, and definitely produces hot strong coffee - my last maker let the coffee through too quick and thus it was only just hot enough.
The downside is the design of the handle - as I said plenty of steam is created which comes out of the spout and also the little lid lip for your thumb that is next to the handle. This makes the handle get pretty hot, as it's metal. Enough steam condenses to actually drip off the handle. Seems a bad design to me! I'm going to keep mine, the coffee is good, but I'll just have to remember to pick it up with a glove/tea towel.