I did a lot of research trying to find a good espresso machine for my home office, and decided to give the Saeco Classico a whirl. I have to report that I am very happy with the machine, it's an excelent mid-range system for a very reasonable price. Don't expect the kind of crema you hear the true die hards raving about, but I've always gotten a good shot every time. My two main complaints about the machine are 1: though it warms up very quickly, you have to leave the machine alone for a good 15 minutes if you expect to make more than 2 espressos in a row 2: The frothing wand is incredibly difficult to use. It is positioned above the warming tray, and you can't use it at all to froth larger ammounts of milk (more than 6oz or so) which rules out some of the monster lates and cappucino's I'm quite fond of.