I agree. I've been through this with a lot of users as well. In fact in may require more than a simple uninstall. I thought apple and Epson were going to work together on this but the apple installed Epson drivers are only useful for Epson consumer printers. I've had to use the gimp print uninstall in cases like this and for one user the Epson driver kept getting over ridden by the apple one and had to resort to backup the drive then wipe it and install OSX from scratch.
I strongly disagree. The driver is merely distributed by Apple, but is, in fact, authored by Epson. My point is don't replace it until you KNOW that it's the source of your problem. Assuming that the driver is bad, when you don't know for a fact that it is, is pointless. My suggestion is a why to find out for certain where the problem really lies.