I've had Ice Cream machines before. Previously I had a Magimix, but threw it out when the motor gave out (for the second time), and ordered this one instead.
It certainly beats the Magimix in the shear robustness. It is larger, although the size of the bucket is much the same. It does not rely on a separate motor unit with its own power lead (like the Magimix) and the paddle is driven from below (rather than the top) which means that the lid can actually be removed while it's working - in fact it is the approach required when adding ingredients during churning. The paddle itself is very robust, and doesn't look like it is about to break, which means that it can carry on churning until much later in the freezing process.
I am a bit puzzled with the approach, however, of driving it with a timer. It will require a deal more use to be able to judge, in advance, how long it will take for the ice cream to be ready - there are so many variables: how much liquid you're using, what's the temperature of it, what if anything is being added during the churning. Having set the timer, it would be nice (I would have thought) if the freezer would stay on once the paddle has stopped, in case you aren't actually hovering at the time, but instead the whole machine just turns off.
Obviously the ice cream it produces is delicious. It is slightly quieter, I would guess, than the Magimix I had (but don't set it going in a library).