I've had my machine for about four months now and am very pleased with it. I probably go with four to five cups a day from it, and it did take a bit of time to "dial in" the flavor that I like. I've read other reviews about the grinder being noisy, and although it is somewhat noisy, I don't find it all that more so than a regular burr grinder. I've used the machine to make lots of one-button latte's and cappuccinos, and both work flawlessly -- in addition to the straight espressos. I haven't ever used the pre-ground coffee mode, preferring the grind-as-needed method. Cleanup is well thought out and easy, and it is far easier to maintain than my previous semi-automatic. I've also heard some derogatory comments about Delonghi's customer service, but can't comment on that -- I've never had need to call them.
Recommend this product?