This post could possible belong over at DRW Food, but it's here for now.
I love my French press. It's forgiving to different grinds, it helps with portion control (the missus and I each get a decent cup - cup.5), and it feels so refined versus my Mr Coffee dripper.
Of course, I also have an AeroPress, and it's great for one off "espresso" style drinks. I'm not sold on it for the morning coffee.
And then there's the Bialetti stovetop espresso/cappuccino maker (I don't think I spent that much on mine...I hope I didn't spend that much on mine...)
Moral of this story is that I have a small fortune in kitchen gadgets, but I have settled into a nice pattern of the French press for my daily joe maker, with the AeroPress for the occasional espresso experiment.
This post would be remiss in mentioning that my good friend Michael introduced me to French press coffee a few years ago in a Bronx apartment. Cheers, Michael!