Its nothing... if you're new to espresso then anything will be fun, especially for milk drinks. You'll wonder how you ever lived without a big boy machine when (not if) you upgrade. Even with an entry level machine; company will still think its the best they've had if you get a good grinder and fresh beans.
I don't understand your reasoning. You could save up another $200 and get a brand new Crossland CC1, and move up a grade. If not specifically a CC1, then save a little more and get an Oscar. Or something in between. Buying the same grade machine, when the one you have is working fine doesn't make sense imo.
I also wouldn't recommend considering the Silvia as an upgrade from the Classic. It's a sidestep and the Silvia is generally regarded as overpriced these days. You're going from SBDU to SBDU. Save up and go for an HX or machine with a boiler for brewing and a thermoblock for steam.
I'm kinda a newb to the brewer business but $450??? Wow!
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