"Great printer -- not great reliability"2.5 starson by RHartzell
Pros: Nice output
Cons: Didn't last 3 years
Summary: This was my first photo inkjet -- bought it in July 2004.
Overall I've been very satisfied with the quality of my output, though I'm not a camera geek and I never print B&W stuff.
However, just last week my i9900 refused to turn on. I took it to a Canon authorized service facility, paid my $25 nonrefundable deposit to have it evaluated, and a couple of days later the service agent called to tell me that the problem wasn't with the power supply and that the only alternative was to replace the print head and the main circuit board -- total cost, $200 including labor (with a 6-month warranty thrown in).
Ultimately I decided not to pay to have it repaired, and right now I don't have a warm and fuzzy feeling about Canon reliability. I paid $400 for this thing and the fact that it didn't last 3 years ... well, I'm less than thrilled.