I've had the Niche grinder for several weeks and simply put it's incredible. I, like many of you, have lost out on the KafaTek sweepstakes several times, so I decided to move on. Prior to buying the Niche, I'll admit I was bias because I wasn't spending over $2k on a "titan" single-dose grinder. Let's be honest many people, including myself, equate cost to quality. While this is true in most cases (and yes, Denis's machines are incredible), this Niche grinder is one of the best values out there for what you get. DaveC's evaluation of this grinder is fabulous and really everything he states in the review is spot on. I've used many grinders in the past in the prosumer category and the Niche is a better grinder in nearly every way possible. I've never had my GS3 shine like it has these last few weeks with the Niche. I use a lot of coffee from Slate, Corvis, Sweet Bloom, Huckleberry, JBC and this grinder really does a phenomenal job at bringing out nuances of flavors I've never experienced before both with Espresso and pour-over. The grind is extremely consistent, never clumped, almost no retention as advertised. I've heard many folks messing with the calibration out of the box, this grinder really doesn't need to be touched honestly. I run my espresso from 13 to 24 on the dial depending on the beans I'm using and can get really nice articulation of the extraction ratios I want, typically pulling 1:1.8-1:3. There is a little spatter over of chaff mostly toward the end of the grind with pop-corning but this is trivial and can be minimized by a spritz or two of RDT. I love conicals and this grinder can and will hold its own against the MonCon or HSM grinder. The Niche certainly may not be as robust as either of these titans and likely not crafted with the exact specs that Denis provides but the cost and quality of the Niche is very hard to beat. In the cup I just don't see a $1300-1500 difference. Also the Niche just looks great in the home environment...its compact easier to move around. I've sanded down the oak parts and stained them to match my GS3 oak panels. Don't hesitate to buy this grinder, it has exceeded my expectations.