Our office has had both a domestic level super auto and a high-end one. Both needed (need?) technician servicing at least twice a year at a technicians hourly rate of pay.
The cheapest machine was $1800 and the more expensive is on lease but retails in the $6000 range. Neither made coffee as good as my old La San Marco Domus. I too drink milk coffee most of the time.
The Domus (roughly Silvia territory) ran for around 20 years and needed servicing twice in that time. I bought it originally for around $300.