The coffee brewed by the DGB-625BC is head and shoulders above what my old Mr. Coffee was producing. Especially when you grind it fresh. So far, every pot of coffee has been excellent. I received it as a Christmas gift and am very happy with the results I'm getting. It brews in a reasonable amount of time and looks sleek and modern sitting on the counter. It feels well constructed and it is easy to load the water and coffee, be it beans or pre-ground. I like the re-usable gold mesh basket as well. The 625BC has the usual clock and timer and it is easy to program using its uncluttered interface. You'll need to read the manual though. The option to keep coffee warm for 4 hours is nice I suppose, but I'll stick with the default 2 hours.
Now for the less than stellar aspects. This is a tall coffee maker and may not fit well under some cabinets. I don't have a problem, but do need to pull it out to open the top when adding coffee and water. There are about 6 parts that need to be cleaned after each use so this adds a bit of work and time to the prep process. I suppose that is a trade-off for having the built-in grinder, but the clean-up process was a lot quicker with my old machine. The grinder is loud, so if your kitchen is near a bedroom, you are likely to hear it in the morning. It only lasts about 15 seconds though and the rest of the process is silent. Use pre-ground coffee if you want to avoid the noise. Also, I have yet to find way to keep the grinder for grinding a little when pressing the buttons for the program mode. Not a big deal, but there should be a pause at least before it starts grinding to avoid this. This Cuisinart uses carbon filters for better tasting water and fewer deposits, but they are an added cost over the long term you may want to keep in mind.
So this isn't the most user friendly machine, but it does make up for it with deliciously brewed coffee.