Laser printers have their own caveats, namely that the toner cartridges can be quite spendy, and you have to worry about the photoreceptor drum as well. but just like inkjets, you can get remanufactured and replacement brands much cheaper.
Pro Tip: Do not buy laser printer cartridges from your local office supply unless you are in a REAL bind. They can cost you MUCH more than ordering online.
Case in point: I have a Brother HL-1440 that has served me well for about 8 years now. It uses the "TN-460" High-yield toner cartridge that gets me about 6,000 pages, and the "DR-400" photoreceptor drum unit that is good for 20,000 pages (YMMV). Last time I checked all the major office supply stores in my area (there are 4) had at least one toner in stock and only one store had a drum unit. The toner unit was $103.00
Their online price these days is about $90 for toner, and almost $200 for the drum if you buy Brother brand stuff, but the R&R brands can be had for almost 20-30% lower. Amazon and eBay have even lower prices, with OEM Brother stuff remaining about the same, but R&R brands down to $10 for toner and $25 for drums.
I would definitely recommend laser printers if you do mostly black and white printing, but do your research and choose your poison...