Hello snobb and welcome,
Were in Melbourne and have the PL042QAUS in stock (one remaining from current batch).
My personal preference is for rocker switches, as I have replaced far too many of the push button switches on older Botticellis, Mavers and the like. A gauge on this style of machine serves only an aesthitic function.
If you want the EM, best bet is to speak with Charlie or Deb at Jetblack. You will however need to buy from Sydney.
These are a very robust little machine and if cared for appropriately are long lived.
Nevertheless, horses for courses ;)
We are open this morning and due to the easter break, not again until next Saturday.