The ONLY things that makes the BM stand out as unique is the current use of the Unitronics PLC and their proprietary software. Outside of that, it is nothing more than a hard piped 2 tier brewframe.
I am thrilled with my BM but, in all honesty, there rteally isn't much to it and I have yet to use the PLC in anything other than manual mode. Even in a session brew, it isn;t an automated product. The PLC becomes little more than a glorified countdown timer and temp controller. Both of those can be had for way less than the PLC for sure. But is sure is pretty.