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Dont be scared. We all started with little knowledge. There are plenty of great resources and trainers out there if required to get you going at a high standard.
Any good dual boiler or heat exchanger (HX) machine will very likely exceed your requirements in a domestic situation.
My company Talk Coffee has sold a fair few Minore II, III and IV to a host of CSers with very few issues whatsoever. The dual boiler machines offer a little more tweakability which you may try playing with in the future if youre more into black coffee variants.
Expobar machines are sometimes a "little rougher" around the edges than some of the Italian made machines, but it is ultimately about whats in the cup and they do deliver.
I normally ask clients to pick 3 machines they like the look of and then I tell them what I dont like about them. No company has made the perfect machine and its all about locating your best match for your requirements at a price that sits comfortably.
We dabble in Diadema, Expobar, Rocket, VBM, Izzo and others. If the machine is nasty and makes for a difficult experience, we wont sell it.
You are most welcome to call for a chat if I can assist in any way.