Just like I rarely use traditional pocket knives because the modern ones from Spyderco are far superior, I rarely use a ceramic or pottery coffee cup.
My favorite for the last several years and the foreseeable future is the Yeti 14 oz Rambler Mug. Insulated, stainless (Meaning virtually indestructible), and almost holds enough coffee. (You can never have too much coffee.) Holding true to my Polish heritage, I drop and break more cups, bowls, and plates than would seem humanly possible. If only stainless steel was microwave safe...
If it's ceramic, I'll probably pick one up, and my wife, the traditionalist, will use it. For me, I would love a modern insulated stainless mug.
On a slightly related topic, what about a Spyderco water bottle? I think a water bottle in S30V with a patterned damascus cap would be the bomb.