Delonghi's home espresso machine is definitely one of the best ones out there. I did a lot of shopping around and review reading for I chose this machine, and I'm ecstatic about my choice. Although the manual recommends waiting 15 minutes for both the brewer and the frother to warm up, they can do the job adequately after 5 minutes of warm-up, which is pretty impressive for a home espresso maker. For less than 200 bucks, you can't get a better espresso machine!
The only downsides to this machine is that it's far lighter than it looks (it's mostly plastic, so when you're trying to place the portafilter in the machine it moves around). Reviews did warn that this was an issue, but I bit the bullet and despite the weirdness of not using a 2 ton espresso machine, I'm very happy with my choice. The only other thing I don't like is that the machine seems to extract a bit too fast. I've tried grinding the beans a bit larger and filling the portafilter more, but it hasn't done anything. If you guys have suggestions, let me know.
I recommend this product.