I currently have and use a Melitta Auto-Drip pot when I need quantity or to head out at the crack of dawn (set up the night before). For most mornings, my husband drips from a $3.00 Melitta manual and I use a $20 Clever dripper. Even grinding my own high quality beans in a burr grinder.
That said, I've been lusting after a Techniform, a Bonavita or, more recently, a Brazen Plus. I've pretty much eliminated the Techniform.
I would very much appreciate the advice and counsel of my fellow coffee lovers, especially those of you who have experience with one of these pots.