Purchased in Aug and had to send back because the on/off switch would switch off after a few seconds, easy return process and replacement arrived 2 days later. The kettle looks good, the stainless finish on the main body is a gentle brushed stainless which contrasts quite well with the lid, handle and base which is polished stainless. Easy to clean and does not show marks/finger prints. Its expensive and only time will tell if it leaks like many of the other breville filter kettles (ie the one its replacing!)
Only problem is that when filling with water you can only add enough water for 2 mugs of tea at a time. The area where the filter is and you pour the water into is very small (which for the 2 of us is not a problem) and if you want to boil water for 4 mugs (the max) you have to wait for the 1st fill to filter and then fill the kettle again. Very poor and would bug me a lot if we were always having to boil water for 3 or 4 people.
So all in all, its a nice kettle and if you can cope with the cost and only normally need to boil 1 or 2 mugs worth of water then its good. If you normally boil 3 or 4 mugs a time do not buy this model.