I had one of these bread makers a few years ago. I actually got it as a birthday present, it was one of the things I wanted. Well it worked very well on the pre-made boxed breads. But when I tried making my own bread and added the ingredients, well it just didn't mix right. Also the loafs didn't seem to get to there full size.
I love my breadmaker. It's not very fancy, but that's why I like it. I'm not into complicated gadgets. My breadmaker makes wonderful bread, pizza dough and dough for pasties. I use it a couple of times a week.