Excellent machine. i would consider best in class.
Positive Product Points
Attractive machine. Great steamer. Consistent shots.
Negative Product Points
Pump brew pressure fluctuates. Difficult to set the pressure due to the fact that the opening in the panel does not align to the control screw - a little sloppy.
I've been waiting for just the right machine for many months. I bought this when it was released and I couldn't be happier with it - features, design, quality - it's the entire package. We make at least 4-5 espresso drinks per day, most with milk. It performs consistently and makes a great shot. Looking forward to plumbing it in and using the 20Amp option when renovation is complete. Looked at some of the competitors but as priced this machine is a strong contender. Hard to go wrong. For me it is the right combination of analog and electronic.