Attention all coffee experts...I seek thy wisdom! hehehe I love coffee...espresso...etc, etc...but I am far from being an expert... I am planning on purchasing my parents a simple espresso/coffee machine yet with all the high functions. I'm not really sure where to look or what brands to look for. Also, I need advice on the details dealing with the filter, boiler and etc....What should I be looking out for? I guess I want a machine to take both grind and pods? Not sure if one is better than the other.... help. I'm not opening up a Starbucks in my kitchen...so I'm not looking in spending thousands of dollars...anything within my budget of less than $500. THANKS!!!