Truth be told, I've hardly used my Silvia lately. Mostly Espro Press in the morning (or AeroPress). Easy and good. I was just pissed off at the completely alogical dialing-in-issues I've encountered. Like, I dial in the shot perfectly. Then I want to pull another shot with the exact same variables (same weight of grounds, same tamper pressure, same beans (straight from the bag), same grind, same temperature,...). And guess what, the shot just rushes through like water through the tap. It sometimes varies abruptly during the day too. Guess I'll have to contact Mahlkönig. It has to be the grinder..
I can tell you, dialing in the grind size twice, meanwhile wasting like three or four doppios, is no fun.
Good point about cleaning, indesertum. Should happen once a week to flush away the coffee oils. Not time intensive, or complicated, though.
Thankfully, descaling the Silvia is pretty simple since it only has one boiler. You can even disassemble it quite easily (the boiler of my Silvia died after six months, and I had to replace it, hence my relatively rigorous steaming ritual, foodguy).
+1 for Nespresso. Get a Nespresso, edina (they machine itself is cheap with cash back and discount coupons, but the capsules are quite expensive). And an AeroPress.