Have you decided which one to get or have you gotten one yet? I'm curious and would like to know what you think of your purchase. I bought a Berkey about a year ago and have had nothing but problems with it. I hate to say it because I desperately want it to work well, but I practically tiptoe around mine so the filters don't break off the base and the spigots won't start leaking again.
After many returns, I have some filters that haven't broken and a spigot I've formed a love-hate relationship with, but if I speak soothingly to it, it might just keep working for me for a few more months.
Hopefully this is the end of my troubles with our Berkey because I love the water we get from it when it works! Tastes wonderful and I hate fluoride!