It ended up as a compromise between a Super auto that my partner wanted and a full prosumer set-up that I wanted.
Great machine so far. Purchased for around $1700. Auto milk texturing is amazing. Works better on larger amounts of milk. Probably the most liked feature. I can't understand why more brands don't use this type of system.
I like the way the machine sets in parts of the brewing process so that all you really need to focus on is the grind. Granted you can dive in and adjust settings but I've had great results just focusing on the grind and the volume of espresso made. With the double basket and about a 21 second shot time yielding around 40g of espresso for a single milk based beverage I'm happy with most respectable coffees I've run through it.
The only thing I question is the longevity of the machine..... We shall see