If you like the styling, you won't be disappointed by the coffee.
Positive Product Points
This machine has good water temperature and adjustable heat plate. The retro syling is a plus if it suits your taste.
Negative Product Points
There is no water level indicator. You can't open the top once brewing has begun.
This Cuisinart replaced a Braun that never really got hot enough and finally gave up the ghost. I've checked the water temp a few times and it's been rock solid at 200 degrees. (This was a messy procedure in that the water comes out through the flip top and you can get a lot of hot water running down your counter if you lift too high.) The adjustable hot plate is a plus, you can turn it down fairly low to avoid cooking the fresh brew. It's got a timer and the 2-4 cup feature works well, also. Though as with all 10 - 12 cup units, this makes a better tasting 12 cups than 4. The retro stying suits me and the stainless steels parts are easy to keep clean. At $99 you are probably paying a few bucks for the styling. There may be coffee makers out there that brew just as well for less.
Ordered via the Net - it came in 4 days. Everywhere I've seen this unit (Macys, to Bloomingdales, to on-line) it's been "on sale" for $99.