Having read all the reviews both good and bad I took a chance and bought this kettle. I am delighted with it. It is very good quality and mine does not drip. I do not find it noisy. My previous kettle was a Sage which only lasted 14 months or so and I think the Dualit is a far nicer design.
Great kettle, good pouring, looks lovely, easy to open lid, just wish it held a bit more water, we bought it to replace a 1.7l magimix that we'd had for a long time and we really notice that it's smaller - its only downside.