Well, I have the Expobar Minore II and I really like it.
So, yes I would include the Minore III on the short list.
Some have said it is asking for trouble. I have not owned any other machines in this bracket, so I can only comment on my personal experience. I have had 2 issues requiring a fix to my machine in nearly 3 years. Both were fixed while I waited when I took the machine to the Expobar factory/service centre. I happen to live reasonably close to this place.
I have said before, it is worth considering the service aspect when choosing your machine. EG: Worst case scenario, it breaks down and needs to go away for fixing. Where does it go? How long do they need it? How does it get there? What do you do for coffee in the meantime?
The other big thing, as often mentioned, try to get some hands on experience with machines on the short list. You might find that a certain machine just doesnt do it for you in the flesh.