Thanks for all the input - my new Saeco Aroma arrived last week and I am a happy girl. It took a couple of days to get familiar with it but it makes a lovely crema and the foamer/steamer is quick and efficient. My only complaint is that I can only fit a small cup under the spout. On my old one I could take out the drip tray and put in a larger cup. But this just means I now have TWO cups in the morning.