Robust, Reliable, Easy to clean - Highly recommended for small household.
Positive Product Points
Robust - as an engineer I am plasantly surprised by the no compromise build standard of these machines Reliable - has not failed in over 4 years of constant daily use Easy to clean - provided you clean it regularly
Negative Product Points
Internal tank is too small unless you only drink espresso - ie no frothing Because of this, in my opinion, really only suitable for two person household - otherwise you are filling the thing up all the time. Should have a warning light or cut out if tank is empty so you don't run the pump dry.
I could not justify buying a new commercial machine for my home - at least to my wife, so I opted for the La Cimbali Domus after trying one out at my local coffee shop. Since this machine was my first and has never let me down I can not compare it to anything else and I guess I am grateful that I have not had to. As long as you keep the head clean, the tank full and the drip tray empty there is very little that can go wrong. In over four years of constant use, I have only ever switched it off for cleaning. However, I am lucky that here in Christchurch NZ, we have fantastic water (totally untreated). Although the Domus has a cleanable water filter, I am not sure how it would last if the water was of dubious quality.
I got a good deal for cash and have no reason to complain about the service.