Up till now I have been using a Delonghi Espresso machine
It made faux crema using a double basket. I replaced that with a $20 single basket which did a better job but the coffee was never really that nice.
I sold it and picked up one of these
It was on a Grabone deal for $199.
Having decided to move to capsules I eschewed the popular Nespresso system, even though a store has opened up just around the corner from my office, and went to the Caffitaly capsules. This is because they hold more coffee and are reusable (albeit unofficially).
Had my first coffee from it and it made a nice crema. Then I did the refilling using my own ground coffee (possibly Caffe L'Affare ground fine in my conical grinder) and the result was excellent.
So I am happy with the purchase and it means everybody can now make decent coffee without the hassle of grinding, tamping and the rest.