Hello One Rampage,
afraid you will have to be specific about the model are are asking about.
The term "semiautomatic" does not refer to a model type, just any machine that is electro mechanical in function.
Are you asking about a "MicroCasa" semiautomatic (a domestic maket model) , or an A3 semiautomatic (1 group commercial semiautomatic), or any one of the other 4 model types produced by elektra?
About the only comment I could make at the moment is be aware that excellent form and beauty, and a great coffee machine, may not necessarily go together and a machine that suits one individual, may not suit another individual, for any number of reasons.
For example if you like to entertain friends and have lots around all the time or on weekends, a Micro Casa (semi auto or lever) may not be the best machine for that kind of use.....where you as an individual would be looking for a machine with more capacity in that situation.
If on the other hand what you mean is an elektra A3 semiautomatic, then this has a lot more capacity but requires plumbing in your house.
Etc etc etc.
See what I mean?
Hope this helps,