I have a Strega vibe pump model and love it
You may have seen my videos on YouTube
Bezzera actually have another model that works as a plumed in machine and works the same as an L1
A correction on heat times - the Strega is up to temp and ready to make coffee within 15 min, thats because the head is heated via electric probes or elements
I haven't had the pleasure of a side by side comparison to judge, all I can say is that the coffee is flowing beautifully at my place
By the look of the L1 it looks to be well made but so is the Strega
Now to something more serious
Buying from overseas or a local importer ?
Only you can answer that question - Do you want to walk into a shop and take your purchase home with you,
have back up if something goes wrong, have hands on training training if required ?
Or become a personal importer,