If I may make the comparison, it’s a lot like buying a new Harley.
For some it looks like insanity, spending way over the odds for a machine that is manifestly lousy value for what it offers, as noted kind of antiquated tech and lack of suitability for purpose in most people’s worlds.
But hard to resist the HD comparison, first thing when you look at it just sitting there waiting for you.
For a minority of the enthusiast coffee community, like HDs, they represent a personal pinnacle of achievement. It’s a heart over head thing.
They’re high maintenance as I understand it and energy hogs…. Going by the chatter on H-B, Yanks love them 😉.
Coffee, like bikes or performance cars, it’s a very personal thing