I had a Gaggia Baby Class, and it broke after just 3 years. So I got the Mr Coffee but it was even worse having broke in a year and half, and the coffee didn't taste as good as the Gaggia made. I'm now looking into the Aerobie 80R08 AeroPress espresso maker, it cost only $26 dollars or so; a friend of mine has one and the coffee tasted better then even the Gaggia made?! And if it breaks after a year it's cheap to get another one.
Actually the best bang for the buck is the AeroPress espresso maker, it cost less then $30 and performs better in flavor then either my cheap Mr Coffee emcp 50 or the Gagga Baby I had before that!!
I bought the AeroPress on a whim after the Mr Coffee quit and thought what the heck, I'll spend $30 and play with it before I go and purchase another Gagga. After playing with it now since May I'm sold, I'm not buying the Gagga, it makes coffee better then the Gagga so why spend $400 plus?? And the AeroPress is simple, there is no mechanical pumps to fail like what happen to my two espresso makers. Even if the AeroPress breaks once a year, which I know can't happen because of it's simplicity in design, I could buy a new one every year for the next 15 years and still be cheaper then the Gagga which would never last that long anyways.
If you want to try something different try the AeroPress. You can then go on You Tube and watch videos on how to use it, there's a couple different ways. But for $30 what do you have to lose?