Should I download the following which are on the Epson website
Printer Driver v6.60
EpsonNet Config. Utility v3.8
Remote Panel Utility v3.60
Not sure what the last 2 do or if they would make may difference
You can, though all of that software will come on the disc. Don't worry about EpsonNet Config unless you're networking the printer. The remote panel utility can be handy; it lets you "quickly" do nozzle checks, update the firmware, do print head alignments, etc... Not required of course, since you can do all of this through the print driver anyway.
Edit: Congrats on the printer, by the way. We have one here that's been running strong for quite some time now. Does fantastic prints for the money.