The best points about this machine is its relative ease of use and the short time that the boiler takes to warm up.
Negative Product Points
The worst point about this machine is that it includes a pressurized portafiller. This feature inhibits the ability of the machine to produce a good quality espresso.
I believe that this machine provides reasonable value for money. It cannot compare to higher end machines (Silvia etc), but with some small modifications it can produce reasonable coffee. After a month of frustration, I decided to disasseble the portafiller and remove the pressurizing device. It was then much easier to see the results of changing the grind, tamp pressure etc. If fresh beans are used, they are ground fairly fine and tamped hard into the basket, and the cups are prewarmed, a good espresso can be produced with reasonable consistancy. I dont know if it is just my machine, but all of the screws in the portafiller and group head are very soft and easy to round when you try to disassemble and clean the machine. I find the steaming wand adequate (if a little short) for the small number of milk drinks i need to make. It has a plastic attachment which must be used as the metal wand is too short to be useful.
I would recommend the product to anyone who couldn't afford a higher priced machine.