Our poor Cuisinart is on its last brews. I have been looking for a 12 or greater brew-style machine and have spent the best part of 3 hours researching everything from $30 to $500. The only conclusion that I have is that the more expensive teh machine, the more unhappy reviewers are. Can you please help a poor soul who need a decent brew for his family to wake up to in the morning, or be ready to be brewed QUICKLY with squinty eyes as he shuffles into the kitchen? Marital bliss is dependent on your answer, so no pressure... :-) Many thanks!