Pros:Beautiful, lots of intuitive controls to fine tune your coffee, durable stainless steel.
Cons:Have some patience, making coffee is an experience not dealing with a crying baby.
The Bottom Line: If your looking for a super Super Automatic espresso machine, this is one that you should highly consider.
I have owned the Gaggia Titanium for 2 years and have 5200 cups. I am not sure how I was able to consume so much coffee, but perhaps it was because it was so good! My preferred drinks are flavored lattes and my husband drinks espresso's and lattes if I feel like sharing mine. Having used so many other machines in the past and my Jura S9 that we have at the office, I have used no other machine that I have so absolutely feel in love with. First, it has lots of stainless steel which I have not been able to find on other brands. I love stainless steel. It feels so much more substantial then the Jura S9 (which is like $700 more) and is not ladened with gimmicky frothers that pop off, are hard to clean or hard to use. Simple and fast and being a twin boiler machine it make me happy. If I used my toaster this often I would have expected it to blow a fuse and if I can get a fancy vacuum cleaner to last more then a year I would be dumbfounded. The Titanium gets more use then any other appliance I have and has not failed me. If and when it does, I will happily get it fixed or buy another.