I'd love to hear people's thoughts on this too! Just looked at the parts manual and it looks like everything but the touchscreen interface and the brew baskets is basically off-the-shelf Curtis, so it should be solid and reliable.
My complaint with a lot of manual paper-cone brewing is that it often goes too quickly and under-extracts somewhat. It'd be interesting to see if they did anything to control that (i.e. smaller orifice exiting basket) or if the pre-wetting and pulse options give you enough control to dial in what you need as far as extraction. Looks like a pretty clever idea for people who want coffee by the cup but with more consistency and less labor.
Anyone played with one?
On a related note, anyone have experience with the Bunn Trifecta yet?
I saw this at Coffee Fest and watched a demo of it. I think it was still in the late prototype stage so lots could have changed. They touted temperature control, and pre-infusion via a simple syphon installed at the bottom of the basket (think toilet bowl, when the water reaches a certain level it flushes). Clever design, would be interested to compare [taste] this verses a timed pre-infusion.