Q1: HUGEST YES!
Q2: As far as Grinders go its pretty much, you pay for what you get. If youre going to pair it up with a Giotto in the future, I personally wouldnt be going anything less than a Mazzer Mini or Macap/Compak equiv. to satisfy any upgraditis. Check you the Grinders section for reviews though. Whats you budget, if any?
A1: AND WELCOME! :)