Its replacing an Epson 4800. So far I'm very happy with the results and the footprint is so much smaller than the 4800. The setup was easier than I thought it would be which is good because the documentation (as much as there is) is rubbish. The 'quick setup' multi language leaflet (reminiscent of an Ikea instruction booklet) are more or less useless. There are so many bits of tape, cardboard and polystyrene that I was afraid I'd miss something in the unpacking and damage the machine. I like to read a manual before I set up equipment but this comes with very little to read. Even on the connection side and software installation, you find yourself 'tossing a coin' and hoping for the best. On a machine costing £1000 you could expect better. However as I said it did go quite easily but then this is my sixth 'high end' Epson so I'm fairly familiar with what needs doing. I'll have to spend time reading the extensive manual on the enclosed disc which looks different from the one on the website. Apart from the obvious top feeder for the paper there are, I believe, other places to put different types of media but I can't yet fathom what and where. Its a great pity that with a product as apparently as good as this one is, that its difficult to discover the full potential purely because a monster firm like Epson can't be bothered to write a decent manual and give you a copy. There are a number of programs and drivers on the disc with little or no advice on ahich ones are needed and which ones optional. At the end of the day, its a joy to be able to print in the middle of the paper, unlike the 4800 which has odd margins top and bottom and requires practice to place the image properly.
It seems to print good colour naturally without worrying too much about custom profiles which is quite useful. It is a bit on the slower side when using a wifi connection but there's nothing in the manual about that. Its still acceptably fast. Time will tell but so far I'm happy with what I can do with it and with the quality I'm getting which is, after all, what its all about.
There's a lot to learn to finesse the printing but it hits the ground running and will get better as one learns by one's mistakes.