Grounds come out somewhat slow or got stuck (when super fine)
Do not care for portafilter switch
Seems to have a lot of grounds left in the machine after the grind
Right after getting the grinder I tried it on the finest setting. Grounds were jammed and I had to clear it out manually. Also, I did not like the portafilter button to activate the grinder. I took it apart and pulled out the two small pins from the chute (I will not be sticking my fingers in there!). Then I disconnected the portafilter switch so I could just use the on/off switch on the side. These two modifications made a big difference. I no longer had problems with grounds getting stuck and it was much easier to control with the on/off switch. I adjusted my grind until I was pulling espresso shots in 25 seconds with 30 pounds of pressure. Consistently I would get nice shots with my Gaggia Carezza with crema everytime. This would probably not compare to a commercial machine but overall for the price I think it is a very nice machine. Because of the smaller size it fits nice on my counter.
e-bay: iec_auctions I bought this for 137 dollars (shipping included) on e-bay. Two days later the product was sent and I had it in my possession 3 days later. No problems at all.
Three Month Followup
Runs like a champ; no problems.
One Year Followup
After three years it runs flawlessly. It is a solid machine. I updated the quality of the product from 7 to 8.