This is our second Super Espresso machine, the Exprelia EVO was the first. This Royal, although a little more expensive, has been a superb upgrade to the Exprelia. The coffee is hotter (including the foam), the water and coffee reservoirs are bigger, and it's easy to adjust amount of beans in each serving with a simple movement of a lever before selecting the brew. The screen is a little older tech than some of the new touch screen versions with pretty graphics, but then we're more interested in the quality of the drink vs. a display.
Using the milk foamer attachment is a little bit more cumbersome than the carafe of the Expelia, however it's easy to clean, and I don't have to worry about leaving milk in a carafe in the fridge for extended periods, and not so sure how effective the carafe cleaning cycle is. The cleaning cycle for the cappucinotore is awesome!
If anything, it'd be nice if the water container was even bigger, or there was provision to plumb directly to a water supply. This machine could easily make drink after drink as long as there was water and beans available!