Carol, you gave some helpful information. Mostly, you show why certain brands suck (for you), but you didn't actually recommend a brand! It seems as though you prefer the Canon. Is that correct? Is there a particular model you like? I think you were the one who recommended the BenQ monitors to me last year, and i got them and have been very happy with them. So I kind of trust your judgment in a proven way!
As usual, I'm not afraid to spend a little extra. Most people usually assume an extra $100 is a deal breaker for me, but it's not.
I need specific model recommendations here. More importantly, if you've purchased a laser printer recently (as in, it's still on the market and not too old) and you've been happy with, PLEASE let me know. Mouser is the only one who has recommend a specific printer so far, and it's discontinued. General brand recommendations do nothing for me, because A) I already know all the main brands B) each model is different from each other, we all know that, right? Also, remember, I'm not just asking for fun. I actually buy things based on the recommendations here. I actually spent $3000 last year based on everyone's help here. And I've been very happy with that setup, my best one yet. So don't be afraid to state strong opinions and specific models, please. If you don't have any hands-on experience with current laser printers, you probably are not going to help much with your responses. This is why the Amazon and Newegg reviews are so helpful, because they are real users nitpicking the things that they have touched and care about. Way more helpful than all those online reviews where they open a box, write a review, and never use the thing again. This is largely why I find the internet so useless nowadays.
So...in summary, please tell me about specific laser printers that you have touched. Thank you!
(when did I become such a curmudgeon??)