To quote an Australian movie tell im hes dreamin
Your duetto would run rings around it I reckon too in most areas. The 2.5L boiler is to small for a decent sized group of coffees.
5 L rotary pumped single group machines in Oz never seem to go more than $2k on the bay of evil. My 5L one group lever was also under that* 8-)
that said yes it is a great machine and oh so very shiny* ;)