The Zojirushi has the reputation for being the best bread machine made. I have not used other machines, but find the comment likely to be true. It is very easy to use. The instructions are clear and concise. The display is thoughfully considered. I am particularly pleased with the timer which allows me to wake up to the smell of fresh-baked bread. I have not attempted breads with different grains or fresh ground flour, but suspect it will work fine. The recipe provided for basic bread worked fine. I suspect the several other recipes provided are equally well tested.
The size is convenient. It can easily be stored beneath the counter when not in use. The construction looks and feels solid. The design is functional and utilitarian. The Zojirushi is designed to work, not to be looked at, but it is by no means an eyesore.
Even as a person who enjoys baking bread and who does not believe a machine is necessary, I find the convenience of this machine a hugh plus. No kneeding is required, the process creates no mess, there is almost no clean up, and the timer is fantastic. I also recommend that you compare the cost of your current bakery bill to cost of using the Zojirushi (don't forget to include the cost of electricity to use the machine). It may easily be considered a sensible purchase.
A bread machine may not be for everybody, for example, if you have lots of free time, and like kneeding bread for the theraputic workout, if you like a sparce kitchen with only the essentials, and if you are old-fashioned about the nuances only a fully-hand crafted bread can embody. But the Zojirushi offers more capability than I expected. I intend to use the machine to make fully-kneeded dough for rolls that can bake in the oven, and to make starter dough with my favorite yeast to keep in the fridge.
For these reasons, I recommend the Zojirushi Supreme Bread Machine.
I recommend this product.