I'm certainly not one of the heavy hitters around here, but FWIW, I too recommend the Aeropress. I use it when traveling, I use it all summer (straight into an ice-filled pint glass for a vibrant iced coffee), I use it for any coffee that's not suitable for espresso, or for all coffee if/when my espresso equipment is down. I recently acquired an Espro Press to see if I might spread the love around to other methods of brewing, but at the end of the day I found that the Espro, while a fine cup of coffee and an attractive piece of equipment, results in more fines and way more of a pain to clean with no commensurate superiority of brew.
I have the metal Coava disk (now known as Able), and its holes allow a bit too much pass-through for the standard upright mode, so I consistently go with the inverted. I did once scald the hell out of myself when an inverted process went awry, but I didn't let that deter me. I'm loyal enough to the A-press that I'm actually still using the original model, with a bluish hue to its lower quality plastic. I've thought about repurchasing for the darker, more attractive plastic, but until there's some other improvement to the design (insulation, glass, larger capacity) I'm not sure it's worth it. I'm fine with my old school AP. I may invest in that new superfine metal mesh filter, though.
I tend to modify my method on the fly, but in general I go with a very unscientific 2 scoops ground a bit finer than pourover; water (anywhere from 30 sec to 2 min off boiling) added to halfway, stir, add water to top, steep ~30 sec, press, then add a splash of water to the cup just to make for a longer, more joe-like experience. For the first couple years, though, I went with a finer grind, pressed immediately after stirring and drank the concentrate straight. For me, the aeropress is a sort of quick-n-easy, no-sweat method for a sturdy cup without the fuss. I'll geek out over my espresso, but the beauty of the aeropress is that it's far less dogmatic. If the coffee's good, the cup will be good; it seems harder to screw it up than not to.