Sorry for the confusion. My initial comment was aimed at one of the first comments on this thread stating even the price of capsules on the old machine is mad.
Think you're confusing the cost of capsules for the original nespresso machines with the new Virtua capsules that have to be used in this machine - these cost up to 62p each!!
My point is I don't think either are expensive for what you get. And I think alot of people that buy these machines take into account if this will reduce how many Starbucks/Costa coffees they buy and therefore save them money. So a comparison is just in my opinion.
You can't compare these coffee pods to a properly made cup of coffee in a special machine with a store and staff etc. Although don't really rate Starbucks or Costa - prefer others or to make a decent one myself.
Again I think you are missing the point. I would happily pay 30p for a Nespresso and £3 for a Starbucks. What I won't do is moan about the 30p being expensive when I willingly pay more. And they are comparable, at the essence of this is coffee. You are choosing to compare paying for service with making it your self and neglecting that the actual product you consume is ultimately still coffee. At the end of the day, they each have there place. But I cannot roll out of bed, into my kitchen and pay someone to make me a Starbucks without leaving my house. That convenience is worth 30p.