As I have little spare coinage these days, that day is a long, long way off.
I currently have a FrancisFrancis !X5. It is ok. It makes espresso fine, but its milk steamer is pretty weak. I'm of course comparing it to what you would find at a proper coffee shop.
As I don't have the coinage now to upgrade to anything that would be significantly better, I went searching for a cheap alternative.
I found something that suits me and the Mrs. (I make the coffee around here) just fine.
It is no frills, but it works better than my crappy X5 steamer and is easy to clean. And it is dirt cheap. You can find them at various places imagine - I don't even remember where I got mine. But it looks like this. Mine looks like the one that is second from the left. The one to the right of it looks good too.