Dirtywill - I am way ahead of you. This is my go-to Christmas, house-warming, birthday, and off-to-college gift. Each time I've given it I have gotten rave reviews for my gift-selecting abilities. When I gave a SODA machine to one of my sisters, all my other siblings told me to get them the same thing and not to bother waiting for their actual birthday to roll around; they wanted theirs right away. But the most enthusiastic thanks were from the college kids I gave the machine to. Everyone of them loved it and told me that others got one after seeing theirs.
I still think SODA should make a concerted effort to get their products placed into college/university bookstores. Many schools are as big as cities, and all of SODA's themes (green, convenient, economical) play big with college students. GLTA.