Hmm...well, I don't know if the vac-pot and Solo are better...they are different. I like ibriks, too, but I wouldn't say they were better, just different.
And just to be slightly annoying...I still say that I like the glass wall Bodum for the very reason that I like my coffee at about 70 degrees. Even with my espresso, I'll sip the top when it's fresh and hot, but as I always drink it in ceramic cups, it cools off in a flash down to where my mouth responds best.
Maybe it's because of my age!!!! OH NO!!!! Say it isn't so!