Mike's new replacement espresso machine was leaky straight from the box

This is my Cuisinart Sucks story:  I purchased the EM-200 espresso machine. It worked fairly well for about six months (although don't try pulling a shot directly after using the steaming wand - it will sputter like a broken down Ford) and then it suddenly decided to not turn on anymore. I called Cuisinart and they charged me $10 to ship a new machine to me - fine, I'm cool with a $10 replacement.