Isn't it about time someone came up with a printer that isn't based around proprietary rip off cartridges!
You mean someone like Brother, or Canon? I have never bought a printer from either company that had a DRM-chipped ink tank.
I stopped buying Epson printers when they came out with chipped ink tanks. And I have never bought HP printers because their older Windows drivers were always heinous pieces of crap, and by the time they figured out that drivers shouldn't cause clumsy on-screen popup dialogs, they had added chips to their cartridges.
That said, I've never had good luck with refills or third party ink, so I only buy OEM cartridges anyway. That's the reward Brother and Canon get for making high quality products that don't try to screw me.