After going through 5 breville machines (ESP8C)'s some under warranty, most died just before a year, decided it was time for an alternative. After some research, and my aversion to anything that requires maintenance I decided to purchase the ROK.
I love the simplicity of it, lack of things that can go wrong and enjoy being part of the end result.
I am extremely happy with the quality of shots I get after spending the first week fine tuning the technique, grind and reading up on all the tips. My shots are now dialled in and I get decent crema every time. I'm getting better results from this than the machine easily.
I'm very happy with this ROKSTER!