Firstly, welcome to Coffee Snobs. Youll find most of us are at varying degrees of snobbishness! :D But were basically a pretty friendly bunch with heaps of information! It will be just up to you to sort the wheat from the chaff. ;)
My recommendation would be check out the site sponsers. They all have great machines and also are filled with heaps of information as well. And Fresh Coffee and 2 muchcoffeeman are the men to speak with! Theyre genuine guys who will do you a genuine deal.
In regards to a machine combo, of course I would recommend the Silvia/Rocky combo as that is what I own. I also am a professional and use a Brasilia machine at work. I believe I can create just as good coffee at home as at work but that is probably got more to do with it being me, rather than the equipment that I use.
So, have a read up about the Silvia. It is a very nice machine. I like it sitting on my bench along side the Rocky on their Inox tray! But there are some stories about it that depending on who you are and what you are like, you might get turned off by. I managed to look past the bad points (every set up will have them!) and see the parts I liked.
Also, just a gentle tip to you. When you use upper case letters on the Intarweb, its kind of like youre yelling at us. And its generally not favoured too much. Just a gentle hint... :)
Good luck on your search for the perfect cup...