I wanted something to upgrade from a failed Bambino Plus and after some looking settled on the Victoria. I don't really make milk drinks, so the single main "weakness" of being single boiler doesn't bother me. I got a wifi controllable outlet so I can heat it up from up in my office, but warm up isn't that long anyways. The porta-filter goes in kind of hard, but it does seal and work OK so long as I don't over-fill with coffee, so not really an issue. I'd recommend the Victoria for someone wanted to stay at or below $1000 and get a proper Italian machine that you can service if it ever fails (vs breville which isn't really made to be repaired).
It's perfect. High group, PID control, professional size portafilter in 58 mm, OPV valve set from the factory, automatic water discharge into the tray after steam whipping, boiler for 300 ml and timer. The order came faster than I expected and was perfectly packaged. Thank you so much for the amazing espresso machine!
Ordered my Lelit Bianca V3 in Black and very excited to try it. Delivery was smooth and fast. However i have noticed a slight flaw on the machine. Contacted Cust Serv and they assured me that it wont be an issue (i hope) they even reached out to Lelit and made sure it wont affect the machines warranty and function. We will see in the future :-)
I love this machine!