Thanks for the reply so far guys. Jays remarks are absolutely to be considered. The servicing of the Synesso is absolutely a point. This is what Synesso has to say about that;
"The Cyncra is designed to be service friendly and reliable. We use many
industry standard parts and have eliminated many common wearing parts."
And like Jay said it is very tempting to be the first and only.
On the other hand a machine from KVDW is a dream of many and working with it can certainly not be seen as a punishment. Beside the fact that the machines are made only 72 miles from here.
Certainly, the lure of being the First And Only Synesso is a tempting mistress. But are you ready to be the one and only service for the machine? Are you ready for parts to be shipped from Seattle USA at whatever timeframe? Are you ready to be out there alone in the world of espresso machines?
If so, then maybe Synesso could be a good choice for you. But if now, I would always go with the tried and true - La Marzocco.
I liken it to Koenigsegg - sure it's cool and badass, but Ferrari has the better service network and is, well, Ferrari. I like Ferrari (and therefore, La Marzocco).
I wanted to add - if you're willing to go KvdW, then go all the way. Have Kees build you a custom espresso machine - something wild like the one-off machines he used to do. Maybe have him build it with Marzocco components so that you can service it readily. But go for the gusto and make it wild and wildly expensive.