Hi Muzz, I have a PVII and used to have a 6910. Loved my little 6910. Had some great brew from it. The PVII is a wonderful machine. Get the hang of it (not too hard) and ye shall be rewarded. There is no comparison the PV is a shorter shot but has a velvet and delicate butteriness that non lever machines don't have. Is it the deeper basket? The slower pressure build up and extraction? I don't know. But levers are different in a good way. I'm a fan.