Welcome to the other side ;)
A few options but it might be best to go visit one or more of the sponsors here and get a touchy feely experience of what is out there.
Fully autos have there place but producing great coffee is not going to happen, they can produce a "good" coffee and as you found out are Exe to maintain if anything goes wrong.
If you want convenience and quick coffees in the morning then a fully auto may still be the way to go but most here wouldnt.
Semi auto 6910 Sunbeam and the 480 grinder package is an option but get extra warranty as you may well need it. Convienient if there is a few of you to get coffees for in a row due to the dual thermoblocks. Downsides too (do a search)
Lelit Combi, nice and compact machine grinder combo, tough as nails but there is a delay going from shot making to steam and back. Slow for more than 2 at a time.
Pavoni Lever for that full manual experience and a 480 grinder, quirky touchy but makes a great coffee once you get it sorted. No good for a larger group either.
Also Gaggia Saeco etc that get floged by some of the appliance shops, check the boilers most are aluminium and have the same delay from shot to steam.
Just over the $1k stats the Silvia or the new Gee (more like $12-1600 with grinder)