I'm glad I heard that Chasseur d'Images rated the d-lab.2 higher than the Fuji Frontier: it piqued my interest enough to try one at a local lab that just replaced their MSC. For film shooters, the d-lab.2 provides better scans (3000x2000 vs 1800x1200 for $8 on CDR), smoother skin tones due to 400 dpi instead of 300 dpi, and probably better performance with non-Fuji films (this remains to be verified). On the downside, NPH prints less saturated than on a Frontier. For digicam/DSLR shooters, the d-lab.2 offers a nice kiosk where you can download in-camera media, insert CD/DVD, and personalize print options. Maybe some Frontiers have this, but not my local one. D-lab.2 scans are good enough to make me think about throwing away my scanner. JPEG quality 90 or higher, 1x1x1. They mercifully lack the matte texture (or whatever you want to call it) of Frontier scans. I felt Frontier scans looked fairly bad until downsampled to 900x600. Here's an example of fullframe to be followed by a ~2100 dpi crop.