Lizzy was great. I had no challenges with the steam wand length or angle. You just need to have a number of milk frothing tricks up your sleeve. Hint - keep a 750 M L Motta jug in the freezer. Mind you, I tended to make cappuccino foam. I was always able to produce gobs of thick microfoam without challenge. I’m not so good at latte foam. We’ll see how we do when my Decent arrives.
That’s not my issue with the LE. It’s the cheap steam knob and badly designed steam closure valve. I know how that fitting works and how to ever so gently close and then reclose it, to extend its life, but you really should not have to do that. It’s just bad design. I also encountered steam leaks in other areas of the valve. Their quality control over that valve and also the OPV valve (which had to be swapped out) is not good.
It’s an ingeniously designed machine. I suppose every machine has its quirks. Hindsight being 20/20, I would have bought a Bianca. However if is steam valve is the same, maybe not…
Now I get to experience the quirks of the Decent, at 3X the LE cost (well 2X as I bought a gently pre-owned one).