I am a famous coffee expert and know a good grinder when I see it. This grinder is an extremely sexy, sleek grinder that just won't quit. Only use what you need because this sweetheart will take it all in and leave you with wasted gold. I'm incredibly happy with this machine and disagree that it is a "rookie" grinder. After all, I am a coffee expert with over 30 years of experience and have lived all over the world, educating others about coffee. When I see a perfectly-priced machine like this, I go for it and don't look back. No need to search for higher-quality machines just to make yourself look smarter or richer. This one is a BMW grinder dressed in Accord clothes. That's all. No need to worry, however. When you rev up its engine, it's a V8 and not V4. It has many gears and a sleek design. This baby has a lot of miles left.