Hmmm, Im not so sure the EM2800 is all that good a machine, it certainly feels a lot flimsier then the next level up machines, and Im not sure that the baskets are the same as the other sunbeam/breville units, (those ones that we loooove to hate) that are easilly replaced with non-pressurised baskets
Dont believe the Hype and advertising from the "barister" turned PR director, Hes selling a product to the masses who dont know better as a 90% close to commercial models unit
Having said that, Its likely an effective machine. its certainly got the guts to make a darn good espresso or two, Provided you feed it the good beans, Stay away from the pre-ground coffee, its stale, Stay away from the supermarket coffee, its also stale (and has been stale for months) Coffee is best in its unground state within 1 week, to three weeks post roast period, after that, its gone off. Ground coffee lasts less then an hour.
I hope the Sunny Piccollo works for you, Its certainly a good start to know how the world of coffee works, but if you want really good coffee, youre going to have to upgrade sooner rather then later (that goes double/triple for the grinder)
(incidently, the Piccollo is sold in the US as the Jura Capresso EC100, for some reason, its RRP is like, the same level as the Breville cafe Roma :o )