Raymond, I know some people take the Virtuoso apart to adjust the grind settings within the burr set to allow for a finer range of grinds. Out of the box though, I have found that the settings it comes set up with works fine for a machine like the Gaggia Classic, and even the Rancilio Silvia. The MDF is certainly a rock solid grinder. It has a great drive train, consistent grinds, and will last a long time. Due to the doser however, it would not work well for anything other than Espresso. All in all, countless people have ordered and been delighted with both grinders. The choice is really up to you!