I am as critical of Canon as anyone in certain areas, but in my opinion this statement in your diary is completely inaccurate:
"Also, I had just finished evaluating the new Canon iPF6100 and was very disappointed in the output quality, really bad GD and bronzing plus many reports of printer failures, warranty weaseling, and really bad support from Canon."
I would consider the bronzing a problem with the iPF5000, but the new black inks virtually resolve the problem for neutral colors. There is still some bronzing reported for dark colors that aren't black, but I am not sure how much of a problem it is. Also, there have been very FEW reports of printer failures, but many reports of roll feed unit failures on the iPF5000. This almost certainly won't be a problem with the iPFX100 series, as the problem was fixed by Canon by adding a new part.
The "warranty weasling" has been resolved in the US, Canon USA has been very good in the last 4-5 months at replacing defective ink cartridges, etc. I would not characterize the current support as "really bad". There are a few problems with web site not up to date and a few other unresolved issues, but no showstoppers (in my opinion).
Your description mixes in the old (and mostly resolved) issues of the iPF5000 with the new generation. Lumping the iPF6100 in with the problems experienced by the early iPF5000 users is unfair and inaccurate.
For a more objective report of current problems, see:http://canonipf5000.wikispaces.com/Conside...ng+This+Printer