I think I bought the right one after shopping for three months.
Positive Product Points
Sturdy, attractive, purposeful and powerful machine.
Negative Product Points
The reservoir could be easier to fill without wetting the rest of the inside.
I got a nice deal from Espresso Parts Northwest. They have been a pleasure. The machine is all I could want after having had a Krups Novo and a Saeco 2002. It is in a different league from lower end home machines. I keep it at the ready all day without worry. Warmup is about 20 minutes.
It would be easy to learn for anyone with a little prior experience but not difficult for anyone. My espressos were reliably good (and some perfect) after just two days. Frothing is easy as well.