Hey Luke, Ill tell you I love mine, but heres a little heads up - Im currently waiting on a new thermostat for mine as its given out.
Prior to that it had been working perfectly for months and the only bad coffees have been my own fault as I got used to the fineness of the grind required.
Now that its broken down, its cost me about 100bux for the replacement parts, which is about a quarter of what I paid for the machine. I dont think thats unreasonable, as it was explained to me that the parts are good for between 5-8 years and my machine is 12years old, so had definitely had a good run, and in replacing can expect many more years of happy brewing and it looks simple enough that even I, electrical novice and zap-candidate, am not too nervous in attempting to fix it myself.
In terms of the coffee you can get from it, it really is up to you. The power of the steam wont let you down, but it does require a warming up period. Gets really hot (which is fantastic for pressure and therefore steam) but limits the number of shots in a row. May spray you with grinds or burn you, but 8-) sacrifices to be made for the fun and satisfaction of pulling a really beautiful shot under the power of your own bicep.