Consideration 1: the cost of that drip coffee machine. If you're purchasing anything more than the very, very cheapest item on the shelf you're already paying more than you would for this french press.
Consideration 2: How many of those cheap glass french presses have you broken when you're trying to clean them out? Yeah... me too.
The Frieling Mirrored Stainless steel french press is as much art as it is utensil. Of course it makes fantastic coffee each and every morning. More than that, it brings definite "wow" factor to coffee at your dinner party. These are also available in a mirrored finish.