We got one of these a couple of years ago...
The Philips/Seaco Syntia. Still going strong. The logic board did fail while it was still under warranty which was lucky but apart from that it's been real good and we're real happy with it. It makes great coffee but the only niggly critism would be the water flows a bit too quickly for my liking but thats being picky.
If you havn't already you can have a play with them at Eden Coffee.
They usually do deals over xmas so you could try asking them to sharpen their pencil a bit.
Also we order our beans from Havana in Wellington. They do an amazing service. Ordered them at 1:20pm yesterday. They arrived this morning to Auckland. $41 incl shipping for 1kg. Like a boss!!
Hope you find what your after.