I love this machine. It has the key things I was looking for (PID and easy brew pressure adjustment and E61 group head). I had run low on good quality beans and used some Starbucks beans given to me and this machine made the usually burnt tire tasting beans taste great! I was amazed. The only thing I don't like about the machine is the material, it scratches far too easily, I would prefer a brushed stainless exterior that hides rather than accentuates surface scuffs.