I'd almost settled on the Epson 7900, and then I visited a high end printing shop in Singapore just now. They have every printer made by Epson and Canon. When I asked their favorites, they said Canon by far, and Hannemuele and Innova papers. Both answers surprise me as I was going for Epson and Epson fine art papers as a primary workflow. The reason for the Canon preference, for him, was speed ("Epson is way too slow") and complexity ("Epson is for the scientist. You can get it perfect, but there is much less trouble with Canon"). And for the papers, he said the Epson glossy papers were too sensitive to get perfect and the others mattes had nicer textures. (they do gallery prints as a rule I think, and it seems they ask for Hannemuele and Innova). I know it is a religious war, but are these comments also fair?