Hi Adrian and welcome
If I had your budget I think I would go for the Vibiemme Levetta
VBM has a great reputation and it also has the E61 group head which does it for me. Also as it is relatively common parts and service wont be a problem. This machine has been recommended by others too. While it doesnt have the looks of the Elektra, it still has the bling factor.
You dont mention where you live but, if possible, go along to one of the sponsors shops on the list at the left and see if you can try them out. Opinions are opinions but the general recommendation is that you need hands-on to work out if the machine is right for you.