i totally understand. thanks for throwing out some decent points.
my basis for the statement, though, isn't really based on internet research. the only coffee shop in town that's really decent (dripolator) uses the same machine that's sitting in my living room till i open (gb/5) and they've totally eschewed single baskets under the guidance of counter culture coffee out of durham.
that said, the things only cost 10 bucks, so i'll pick one up and give it a test run before i open when i figure out all my ratios and menu items. if i can get it to work with my grinder (getting a k-10 doserless) and i like the WBC defined cappuccino, then we're good!
word, thanks, it's gotta be made to fit a 57mm LM portafilter. i'll just run it naked too, i don't have a single spouted portafilter