A little birdie told me you might enjoy these nespresso machines:
That little bird of yours is absolutely correct. After having researched this more, it boils down to that last one you linked, a latissima or the gran maestria. The gran maestria is all metal which I do like, but also unfortunately the biggest and most expensive of the bunch. The one you linked and the latissima are not all metal, but much better sized for our kitchen (and also, fortunately half the price of the maestria). Money isn't really an issue though, since all three of them are within my budget for an (n)espresso machine, and this will be partly supported by everyone else (it's my birfday in 2-3 weeks). However, if the maestria can't really offer much more than a metal body over the others, I'm not sure it'd be worth double the price. It has more manual controls though, but on the other hand, it'd be convenient just pressing one button and let the machine do the work for you (like with the latissima).