Brian, If you are looking for a full auto, then the Vienna Plus is a great entry level machine. It is rock solid and produces quality espresso time after time with no skill needed. It will certainly be the fastest of the two when it comes to making your drinks. The New Baby will require a grinder, or use of the pressurized portafilter baskets. It is more time consuming, but with the right skills it can produce a better shot than the Vienna can. I hope this helps!