New lever head.
Actually, lever espresso is the only thing I've ever made at home while using manual grinders. Bialetti moka pots on the stove (I know, not espresso, but the beginnings of my journey), followed by Flair PRO (my first "espresso maker", Cafelat Robot...
I had the worst tasting liquid in my entire life at a local coffee shop, worse tasting than puking up Carolina Reapers. It happened to be espresso made by a novice on fancy machinery. From that day on I ventured forth to make amazing espresso with more traditional methods. I have nothing against semi-autos, I'll own one someday when my finances recover from purchasing too many levers, of course.
I currently own: tons of coffee gear, Comandante C40 MKIII, Kinu M47, Flair PRO 2, and a pre-millenium La Pavoni on the way. I will post pictures of my setup once it's all tidy.
My dreams : 2020+ Olympia Cremina, Strietman CT2, Kafatek Monolith Flat... Most recently a lot of you have made me contemplate the Londiniums but I don't know much about them, it's possible one might replace the Cremina on my dream list but it's hard to know for sure.
Here's an eBay picture of the beauty I just won :