Summary: Classic Espresso maker. We just gave this one as an Xmas gift, and the recipient wrote that "This is a life changing experience." It's the easiest espresso maker to use, and the pods from Nespresso (especially #9 Apeggio) are beyond awesome in their flavor and roast.
Summary: After reading the reviews, I couldn't order the Nespresso quickly enough. I waited giddily for it to arrived and did a dance when it did. That, however, was short-lived. The machine comes with a 16 pack of sample pods, which is actually very cool so you can see what types of expresso you like best.
Summary: I have had this machine for six years and love it. I even take it with me when I go on a ten-week summer vacation. So I purchased a second one for my office, when it was on a special sale. Same great coffee, but it is exceptionally loud and water drips out of it when I lift the top.