Seems well & solidly built, is easy (enough) to use, and produces an excellent cup of the high octane stuff with minimum fuss
Negative Product Points
Distance from bottom of filter to top of average cup is a bit tight, so removing the filter with cup in place needs care. (An added inch would help)
After reading helpful reviews and user experiences here, I got the Barista on sale at $250. My very first shot was excellent and the first week‘s experiences have followed suite. No buyer remorse here!