I agree, I'm also not overly impressed with the unit. I knew nothing about the all in ones, other than a YouTube videos. The quality issues and I think poor design don't match it's price. There I said it. I think it's poor design leads to low efficiency for a lot of people, and going to a finer crush only causes other problems with the Anvil, like compacted grain beds and more grain pieces in the boil and scorching just to name a few. I wish I had done more research before buying one, there's a lot of glowing reviews of all the different units and few honest ones.I hate the freaking basket. I have had nothing but problems with it. At first the ring didnt fit. I feel that it doesnt get good flow through the grain. There are always clumps in the thing. Not to mention how filthy the beer is from the grain that does get through the basket. Combine that with the original perforated disk, and I am not overly impressed with the unit.
I'm still sold on the all in ones. I just wish I had spent my money elsewhere.