I have had my Domus Galatea now for 4 years or more. I bought it from Enzo at Di Bartolli Coffee Centre in Sydney. The only thing that has failed on it is a pump after two years. It makes superb coffee as will all machines in this price range.
What I did at Di Bartollis is that Enzo setup for me 6 machines to try - using the same coffee and grinder and all in the $2k-$3k range. There were differences in taste (all were good though) and it came down to two machines both of which made superb coffee.
The Galatea was chosen as the nicely curved metal work attracted me artistically. Others just had flat panels or little bits that I didnt like. It eventually all boils down to what you like to look at best :-)