I just got my hands on a VBM Domobar Super 2nd hand for $1300. I'll admit that I need to clean it up a tad but at that price I'm more than happy to pay $100 - $200 to get it re-polished and re-paint the frames.
Internally it is working perfectly and could probably do with a descale and clean.
I've upgraded from a Bezzera BZ35e so I'm more than happy to say I haven't pulled a good shot yet on this VBM but I'm sure with some practice, trial and error I'll be doing something special in no time! It's a huge difference from the BZ35 which is making it hard for me. All in all I chose the Domobar because it looks great, it's an e61 machine and I heard some great reviews also.