Having spent a (very) long time researching, not least in these forums, I've decided to get a Sage Duo Temp Pro. Should be with me tomorrow.
Not entirely sure why I'm telling you all about it - maybe just part of me trying to justify the outlay (pursuading my wife that we need to spend £550 on a new coffee set up wasn't easy!).
Previously had a Gaggia Classic. Bought used in 2009 and loved tinkering with it, but it recently seized up completely and decided to treat myself to a new machine.
Planning on getting a Sage Smart Grinder Pro to go with the DTP (an upgrade on my Dualit 75002!). A bit concerned the flashy screen is swaying my opinion, but it sounds like a decent enough grinder and I don't have room for anything like a Super Jolly.
Nearly got the Sage Barista Express. Lovely looking machine, but felt safer to go for separate units. Plus the grinder is available at Lakeland, so I get the 3yr warranty on that (Lakeland apparently no longer sells the DTP).
Slightly disappointed that prices of both are unsually high (£379 for the DTP and £199 for the grinder), but don't want to wait weeks/months in the hope prices will fall.
Should have both by the weekend, so will probably be bothering you all with endless questions!
(Oh, and if I've made a horrible mistake, please let me know asap so I can cancel the order!!)