Out of the box the F9 looks fantastic in any modern kitchen. It is very simple to use and tweak to the need's of the owner. We have been very happy with the quality of espresso and crema coffee produced. It's very nice to be working in the living room and go to the kitchen real fast for a fresh cup of crema coffee any time. I also got the FrothXpress attachment. My wife likes lattes so I thought it would speed that up. So far it has worked very well. I like the ability to just steam directly from the milk container without worrying about quantity and waste from a frothing pitcher.
The biggest negative is the price. But, this is the top of the line consumer model and works very well. It is a tough call between this model and the S7 for the same price. Since this is a single block system it takes about 20 seconds to go from espresso to steam. For us that is not a problem at all, but it could be depending on quantity of use.
We purchased from Whole Latte Love. They were excellent. All of our questions were answered and the service was very quick. Highly recommended!