Correct me if Im wrong but a VV has a pressurised portafilter, right? So that would not do your nice and freshly ground beans justice. Maybe something else with a little more of a professional finish might be best for you - something italian made perhaps? A Lelit PL041 for example? Or a Siliva if you dont have your heart set on downgrading. Youll actually enjoy looking after a nice new long term machine too if youre anything like me.