I just ranted above about HP and finally falling in love with Brother printers.
Fuck HP. Fuck, fuck, fuck HP. Yeah, HP was THE printer to get. No one ever got fired for buying HP. But, for home, HP can suck on my salty balls. I can't count how many times an HP printer would just die or mechanical parts were cheap. Even the little rubber rollers for faxing would start taking the whole document at once.
I was scared about trying another printer brand, but I eventually got a Brother laser printer. It works GREAT under Linux and Windows (my wife's computer... I know, I know). This is my longest serving printer with excellent quality and speed. I've had it for 3 or 4 years now. I loved it so much that I recommended it to another friend. It was super easy to setup. I'm never going to get HP again and always use a Brother.
Trying to be happy is like trying to build a machine for which the only specification is that it should run noiselessly.