I have a cheapie stove top kettle that is just this side of usable these days and I'm looking for an upgrade. I almost purchased a Le Creuset, and then Chantal but both had such negative reviews I couldn't chance it.
I'll be using it mostly for loose leaf tea of all kinds. I'm open to almost anything from electric to vintage copper as long as there is no plastic in contact with the water, the inside is a non reactive metal, and I can stick my hand in it to clean it properly. If I'm going to go electric it must be a variable temp kettle, and it must have no plastic parts inside. I've always had a whistling kettle, but some folks seem to love theirs whistle-less. I'd be pretty easy to convince if I'm given compelling arguments.
Finally, price point should be less than $100 and hopefully have a classic design to it.