Spend the extra bucks and buy it. You won't look back!
Positive Product Points
Large drip tray
Good temperature stability
Quiet rotary pump
Nice build overall
Negative Product Points
Would prefer non-plastic sides but I assume this would make the unit much more expensive
You really get the feeling with this machine that you can adjust the coffee any way you like; by controlling temperature, tamping, volume (and grind) you can really maximize the flavor of a particular bean/roast. At first it can be a little overwhelming to use this machine as there are so many options but it didn't take long before I was drinking shots that would were good. Thereafter, my shot pulling improved and IMHO I can pull shots as good if not better than any coffee shops out there. I would buy it again in a second!
Chris' coffee was and has been great. They've been there every step of the way from my stupid initial questions to installation to support.