for three years without issue. It is loud but it works wonderful.
It's pricey ($193 on Amazon), but it's going to be difficult to find a quality burr grinder for $60. The Breville is considered a medium range grinder, the higher end models are $400+. I'm not enough of a coffee/espresso expert to tell the difference between medium and high end grinds, but the difference between a blade and burr grind is noticeable. Look at it this way, it's going save you money in the long run if you're making daily visits to Starbucks/Peets/local barista for your java fix. You'd probably make your money back in a few months depending how severe your caffeine addiction might be. Good luck on the purchase!
It should be right in your price range. The only criticism is that it's noisy as heck when we're grinding beans. I don't know if other brands share that feature, maybe the expensive grinders (>$100) operate more quietly, but it might be worth asking about if that's going to be an issue for you.
Excellent for the price.
But I use drip and occasionally french press. I've been using the linked model for just a few days and have not yet had any issues; though it's only 3 stars, the consensus among reviewers mostly seems to be it's good for the price. I haven't been using it long, though, so maybe I'll run into issues.
Edit: Oh yeah, the coffee tastes pretty good too.