If you could get that price down about $175-200, this would be an ideal piece. I get that SS is expensive, but glass in this price range is handmade bottom up. Yes, there should be a charge for it's durability... but honestly I don't see spending three hundred on any non-glass water tool with one perc/diffuser. Two I guess if you've now got the showerhead downstems (which I really liked as an upgrade BTW - I would prefer that over the open style even when combusting). That being said, congratulations on the successes so far. I'm also involved in a family business, and can definitely relate to the start up hardships. The stainless steel ice cubes are fairly ingenious, I may have to order a set of those and take a tip from your brother. Whiskey's one of my guilty pleasures as well.