This machine has style. Some machines look like they came off the counter at a restaurant rather than something you'd find in a nice home. The Quick Mill uses excellent commercial components. I recommend springing for the flow control for the ultimate in draw versatility. The gauge matches which adds to the classy look. Performance is an Italian virtue and this machine does not disappoint. If you are looking for the sweet spot in a sexy classic single boiler "analog" machine that is uncluttered with digital displays, you found it.