No doubt that some of the older units needed aligning - that's well documented. Maybe the newer ones do also, I don't know. Mine was well aligned from the factory based on the dry erase test. Not a big deal to me either way. Open it up, get to know the internals. Learn how to adjust and maintain it.
I understand that Kafatec has fantastic QC where the owner, literally builds every unit in his garage when he gets home from his day job, aligns and taste tests every unit before shipping. Very cool. I would buy one, just out of respect for his passion, if the stars aligned and the website cooperates. THe exclusivity of the buying process is brilliant also. I'm a sheep.
In the meantime, I'm good with my ek, even if I would have needed to shim the burrs. That's just me. In return, I get a big burr grinder with a legendary reputation, and a warranty from a company that isn't going anywhere. Fits under standard American cabinets as well @ 15.5", see pic for clearance. I'm guessing the Max will be good also but I'm weary of so many recommendations since production variants are not in production yet. Beta testing looks promising.