tompoland And I can marvel at a well engineered design.
That’s another thing I was thinking this morning. Sometimes it’s not all about quality in the cup, as one could have a machine made of the cheapest materials, but as long as it can push water under pressure at desired rate, flow and temperature, it would achieve the same as one made of more expensive materials.
Same with grinders. I have a friend who bought a monolith and raves about it. Not only about the quality, but the engineering, the materials, the tolerances. He also has a LMLM.
So to Jake and dfk’s point, they are right, in the sense that there’s a point of diminishing returns, for sure in terms of quality in the cup. It might not be as low or as high as they say, as it can be subjective. But it comes a point where your money goes elsewhere: design, quality, engineering, materials, etc, etc.
Isn’t that the same for most things in a way? Cars? Phones? Bikes? Audio equipment?