After the old forum software breaking in a way that we were unable to fix, we've migrated the site to a new platform.
Some elements aren't working as we'd hoped - some avatars didn't survive the transition, and we're still having issues with attachments that weren't added as inline images, but we're hoping to have that all sorted out soon.
We spent Christmas with family in NSW, and I got to use my son in laws Silvia/Rocky combo for the duration of our stay, must admit it was a little like running into an old friend, certainly is an easy machine to use, and still makes very good coffee.
What this post is about is tamper handle material, Son in Law has a Pullman with an anodized metal handle, I have a 10 year old Reg Barber with a turned wood (Bubinga) handle.
Whilst I use his Pullman without any problems my RB feels so much nicer in my hand, and has a much nicer balance, no coldness when you first pick it up, and the clincher for me, it now has 10 years of patina.
I know it all down to preference, and of couse my preference is for a wood handle.