I am IMPRESSED, home.woot! Other than wine.woot, I think this is going to be the death of me for woot.
Saeco arguably makes the most usable and robust home espresso machines on the market. I have one, (not the Odea, but the manual one, for specific reasons) and it has always been solid and makes some of the best espressos that my visitors have ever had. Of course, that also took some learning and RTFM.
$399? That’s an insane price. Don’t complain, at all.
With this automatic unit, all you need are espresso shot glasses: I use Bodum’s Canteen, but if you want something more robust, try their Pavina line: http://tinyurl.com/44jaqb5
And you would want to have a frothing stainless steel pitcher. I like the Rattleware ones: http://tinyurl.com/3s6rhbj
And that’s it. You don’t need any temper (or even learn to use one) or a burr grinder (I personally like the Capresso’s burr grinder). This pays for itself so quickly you wouldn’t even believe it. And the shots you pull will be much better than ANY k-cup type owners can ever imagine (but RTFM, ok?). Plus it’s impressive to watch.
I HIGHLY recommend this, if you are looking for a budget automatic espresso machine.