This whole coffee thing is pretty new to me. Like my OTTO entry indicated, I have only recently began my journey with the bean. It is fun though, however my girlfriend and my family find it bizarre that I am as into it as I am.
The balancing syphon systems are very cool, and look like a great conversation piece during a brunch or when a few folks are over. I get a real kick oout of vintage machines and, now that I know what to look for, keep my eyes open during my travels for something "unique".
All the best to all of you and (to steel a commercial phrase),