Ladies and Gentlemen of the forums, I beseech thee! That started off dramatically, but it's downhill from there. I'm looking for opinions based on experience. Let's call it empirical evidence. I recently pulled the trigger on a Gaggia Brera (refurb from WLL). My bro-in-law tells me the semi-auto's are more fun and produce better results, but I'm a "time is money" kind of guy. My tastes aren't as refined as most, but I'm tired of my crappy Keurig. Anyhow, I searched the forums and don't get any hits for "brera". Plenty for Gaggia, but after reading about 1.3 billion threads, I'm struggling to find my exact machine. So I'll state my questions: Does anyone have experience with the Gaggia Brera? If so, please let me know how it went and perhaps a little about what to expect. Thanks in advance.