This is not really a negative. This quality machine requires regular maintainence.
I upgraded from Miss Silvia one year ago and I'm glad I did. Miss Silvia worked well, but the Andreja is a dream. I have not had any trouble with the machine from day one. I pull the best shots I have ever had at home. In fact, better shots than in most coffee bars. When I say "pull the best shots", I mean that literally. The pull lever on this machine is a joy to operate. Everything feels very solid and works with a simple grace. This is a hands on machine, it is not automatic or semi-automatic. There is something particularly pleasing about producing such satisfying espresso by hand.