Let me add a disclaimer so I don't upset anyone with my comment - The people I know who have a Bellini use it and like it, however they have learnt that buying a $200 machine is not the same as buying a $2000 machine, which is the same for anything. These friends don't want to pay the $2K which is fine, they use their Bellini as another tool in the kitchen that goes with their other appliances. I don't have other appliances...I have my thermomix and love how versatile it is.
I also love the in built scales. No measuring cups and eparate scales saves on a heap of dishes. It's a feature I really, really love. A lot more than I thought I would.