Hi rampage, congrats on the new machine - your shots will get much better after a couple of weeks, likewise with steaming milk..
Its certainly a serious piece of kit, and will serve you well as your skills improve (as are mine, slowly).
Ive started modding mine already, lined sections of the interior panels with heat-resistant foam to reduce the noise from the vibe pump significantly. Also, placed strategically located bits of electrical tape on the inside of the wrap-around outer panel to prevent some metal-to-metal rattles.
The cups on top are still rattling slightly, dunno what to do about this - yet ;)