I'm on my third pitcher in six years, which, considering the number of times I use the pitcher a day, I've decided is acceptable.
Eventually, I drop the pitcher on the tile kitchen floor, and it develops a small unseen crack which turns into a small leak.
I have tried the Pur faucet filters which worked in one iteration and then not at all when they made product improvements and I couldn't keep them attached.
This week, I was surprised and happy to discover that Costco has $8 off the Brita pitcher. $8.00 off $29.99, included a pitcher with 2 filters.