Look... if you are just getting started in the home Barista routine, buy Barista products. Sure, there are better for much more $$$, but walk B4 you run!
Positive Product Points
Nice looking, not too loud, Starbuck's service and warranty
Negative Product Points
Static in grind receptacle can make a mess, grind could be a bit finer
There's not much else to say except that it is a grinder that works! Could be made to produce a finer grind and have less static in the plastic bin, but this machine will be fine for all but the most discriminating [i.e. snobbish] coffee fan. If you are considering a burr grinder upgrade from a blade model, you will not be disappointed. This unit is a great first-burr-grinder purchase. Starbuck's usually has a sale twice a year on these units, but I cannot remember the month in which they occur. Tell the store manager you are looking at buying one and inquire about sale timing... they will tell you what they know. Use the solid [2 year] warranty at Starbuck's to your advantage and save your receipts &/packaging.
Starbuck's smile and confidence, what else can I say?
Three Month Followup
Still a workhorse. No adjustments. Only color wear on the start dial.
One Year Followup
OK... people hate my review looking at the quality rating of it. I am no geek though. People get on here and write a BOOK about a grinder? Get a life! This unit lasted for 7 years of daily use. Too bad you can't buy it any more.