I really like the design of this machine. I think the unique small integrated brew boiler/group is going to define this machine's legacy/destiny. Time will tell. Overpriced? Well, if features and quality in the cup are linear, there is no doubt in my mind it is. LM does have a market niche that is unique. I just leaped from my Duetto to a GS3, and I am over the moon right now, but I am not sure I can convince a rational skeptic ( or my spouse) the difference in cost is worth it. Some things in life just bring pleasure to the owner. I am sure if I was a new owner who made a significant leap from a less featured machine to the Linea Mini, I would be very satisfied. From my old Duetto? Maybe. I was fine with the steam on my Duettto, but I can state a bigger LM steam boiler is fantastic and I am back to no-burn convenience. As I originally wrote, I like the design the Linea Mini. Quick to temp, big steaming power, reasonable footprint, quality looks/feel. A real mechanical paddle/pre-infusion with plumbing option is nice, but I like the simple concept they are going with. Digital PID? A number is relative as long as temps are consistent, stable and adjustment is easy. The market will now speak. I feel really lucky I found my GS3 during this distraction, because the price point on the Linea Mini is a leap of faith for most folks. It is a pretty unique and cool machine from the sidelines. Owner's please keep posting if you have more to share. I find it interesting.