If your household has only one or two people, it's 25 bucks well spent.
Positive Product Points
Great for one or two people, great value (free from Gevalia), filter design keeps in aroma, reasonably attractive, solid construction (for plastic), made coffee at the right temperature - the best drip coffeemaker I've owned.
Negative Product Points
The filter goes with the pot and you have to pinch the plastic together above the handle to remove it from the carafe, the plastic bent and didn't lock to the carafe all that well after a while.
I got this coffeemaker over ten years ago - it lasted for a very long time and was the perfect coffeemaker for the single guy. When I broke the carafe, I thought to myself "Eh, why replace that carafe? I'll get an even BETTER coffeemaker." Wrong decision. A couple crappy machines later, I checked to see if Gevalia was still offering the little Melitta. Nope. I ended up getting into espresso more, but I really like this little maker. I recently checked Melitta's site and they do still sell it, and it's worth it. My next coffeemaker is going to be a vac pot, otherwise I would buy another one in a second.
Gevalia has great taste in coffeemakers. They sell lousy coffee.
Three Month Followup
UPDATE 5Jun02: I'm buying my own place and will be sans roommate, so I purchased another one of these and a kitchenaid four cup unit. I will write a follow up and comparison soon.