This is defiantly a good burr grinder for it's given price. The MDF has a large range of grind settings, from 1-32, which allows it to be used from several coffee makers (espresso, drip, french press, etc.).
Negative Product Points
The doser is not state of the art. When adding ground coffee back, it leaks slightly, and is difficult to dispense. It also doesn't get all of the coffee out. Recently I spent a while cleaning it, which produced a lot of coffee hidden in the back that the doser didn't dispense.
I would buy this grinder again, but if I had enough money I'd go with the rocky. The grinder works fabulously, very constant grind, but the doser turns me off. The main difficultly I have with it is attempting to put extra ground coffee back, which always ends up with it spilt onto the table. I tend to also find coffee stuck in various nooks of the machine, which irritates me slightly. I suggest that every time you finish with the coffee beans, turn the machine upside down and dose until no more extra coffee comes out.
It took a little longer than originally said, but besides that, essentialespresso.com was very corporative.
Three Month Followup
Stil would buy for the price. Grind is a little inconsistent when dealing with the larger grind sizes, but works well with espresso.
One Year Followup
This grinder is great for it's price range. For making espresso, it excels, giving the user a comfortable range that can accommodate any coffee blend/roast. The only draw back is the doser, which in my opinion is utterly useless for home use. One my want to check out the MM grinder offered by Gaggia, as I think it uses the same parts as the MDF except without the large bean hopper and the doser.