Gday CoffeeArt, welcome and commiserations ;)
The ease of use and cleanup for pod machines has obvious appeal but unfortunately the coffee in the pods is stale long before you purchase it and the resulting cup is little better than instant coffee.
For best results a manual espresso machine and separate grinder is the go; this will involve a learning curve for everyone using the machine - not to mention discipline in cleaning up after use - but has the potential for better-than-cafe coffee.
If this isnt realistic, there are also super automatic machines that have inbuilt grinders and will make a coffee at the push of a button - but the results wont be as good and they have a reputation for requiring frequent and expensive maintenance!
Id recommend giving one of the sponsors (listed on the left of the page) a call to discuss your requirements and budget - theyre the experts and can at least give you an idea of the pros and cons of the various options.