There are a couple of "trouble spots" in the construction of the machine, noted in the Web site given above. Furthermore, you have to be careful not to let it run dry -- three times over the ten years I've had my machine someone (like me, or a guest) will leave the machine on. It will soon exhaust the water in the tank, expose the heating coil, and pffft, you have a over $100 repair. I recommend a timer on the power supply.
Steam for frothing is good. Portafilter size is inadequate. Brew pressure is inadequate -- machine just can't generate pressure for coffee ground as finely as it ought to be. Machine can tip when lifting or pressing the piston lever.
The machine is beautifil, and very manual (which has appeal).
Every metal surface on the machine gets burning hot. So keep it out of the reach of kids, or where people might come in casual contact.