I ordered this pump knowing that it was going to be a gift to myself ... another way of saying "I know it's expensive, but I will get it anyway" :-)
The pump arrived well boxed and fast, and I could immediately appreciate the difference in terms of size, build quality, and functionality. In order to avoid stating the obvious over and over again I will not focus on the build quality (so many reviews already stating this) but on the functionality. The digital gauge is well positioned and very easy to read; the pressure limits are easy to set and there is no doubt about the precision. Two magnetic docs (one in the base and one on the top side) are present, to accommodate different needs/habits from different people.
The valve chuck is very functional and very well built. I could define it a piece of art (being an engineer I do love this carbon steel stuff). If I was to make an improvement on it, I would love to see a bleed button, to allow for micro adjustments after inflating. This is already present in the Terra Floor Pump (which I also own) and I find it great!
I also love the Silca Lifetime Warranty, which is a remarkable sign of confidence about the quality of its own products.
Thanks Silca for making such a high quality pump.