I wanted a La Spazialle semi-auto, the wife wanted something she didnt have to mess with and could just push a button and be done. We compromised and I bought the Monza from Chris Coffee. I've had it going on 6 or 7 years and it gets used twice daily, every day. Its been a phenomenal machine. I've had to replace the boiler / heat exchanger once, but was able to do it myself with help from Chris Coffee. Their customer service is 2nd to none. One of the many advantages to this machine over all the other super auto's on the market is that its all stainless steel and every component on the inside is replaceable.It has enough adjustability too to dial in the shots as perfectly as a super auto can. This is the closest to semi auto as you can get. As much as my wife and I used to go to Starbucks this machine has paid for itself twice over. Havent been to Starbucks since. My wife even refers to the Monza as a "she" and "she" is now part of the household.