Gday GCM58...... :)
With this class of machine, the actual machine itself is not that important. More important is the quality of the grinder, the freshness and quality of the beans and the knowledge and experience of the operator. If you have the skills, the La Cimbali will produce excellent coffee for ever and a day. It really comes down to personal preferences at this level of machine, not what individual parts go into its design.
I think Chris from Talk Coffee has quoted more than once.... "The quality of a machine and the coffee it produces is more than the sum of its individual parts".... And not a truer word could be spoken 8-),