For Valentine's Day, my fiancee wanted something to get her up and running with tea early in the morning. After looking at a number of other electric kettles and pots, the Panasonic/Zojirushi style pots caught my eye and seemed like an interesting alternative to the teapot styles offered elsewhere.
After a few days of use, this has turned out to deliver on all promises made. It holds about 4-5 healthy cups of hot water. The alternatives for boiling, super-crazy-hot, green tea setting, and baby-milk setting (all digital) are more than you'll find on all but the most fully featured carafe-style pots.
At the end of the day, however, distinction should be made between the teapots and this. The teapots boast the ability to boil water in under 5 minutes. This model takes around 20 minutes to get to a boil: not much better than a stove-top model. However, for an energy efficient and convenient way to have hot water on hand all day, it beats the pants off other solutions.