As you said AM, it is fit for purpose and gets the job done then it will be better than a lot of things in life. Dont lose any sleep over it ;D
First machine I ever had was Magic Delux, there I said it! It kept flooding the bench though, four times in for the same fault in the first year.
I gave up in the end when they told me that I should not leave it on at all. Even to make a cup in the morning and then one mid morning I needed to turn the machine off or no more warranty repairs.
All good though, pushed me into the Gaggia that lead to the Expobar that lead to the Giotto. So you might be starting your wifes work out on the journey 8-)