At one time I wanted a 520ST or 1040ST. I never got one because of time and money. But I did go with Amiga later. Really, as much as rag on the Amiga, it all comes down to lack of software, over hype by some publications, and no one to trade software with. Otherwise it was fine.
On printers.. I remember I had an HP560, still have it. An Epson Photo 700, it died of a clogged head. An hp 970, it got ratbaggy and bulky and the cost was too high to purchase ink. I gave up on it after dicking with refill cartridges from CostCo. I currently have an hp7280 purchased in the 2006'ish time frame. Still working. I think it has to do with me printing a couple of pages every now and then.
I do follow a strict regimen of printing a test page once every month. Keeps it fresh. I also got lucky and found a Chinese distributor that sold me enough ink for 20,000 million billion pages. I suspect my ink supply will outlive it and the spare head I acquired.
Truth be told I have zero loyalty toward any inkjet printer manufacturer. The 7280 is the last one, all our other printers are laser already. And photoprinting? Baggghhhh! That crap started in the dotcom era. Like so much other nonsense. An experiment of throwing shit at the wall and seeing what sticks. The color gamut sucks, the ink smears, it's tedious editing and balancing colors. No consumer is going to put up with that for long. But some do till they learn their lesson of frustration. Just take your memory card to Target or wherever or send them in online.
If a manufacturer can't be respectful of their customers (by not gouging them on ink) why should we as consumers continue to buy their crap? I'm glad I'm off that bandwagon.
Another thing I dislike is the continual changes of model numbers and short support time frames. I enjoyed the stable and slower-evolving lineup of classic computers and the first PCs up to about the Pentium. Things changed at more modest paces. And any arbitrary model of computer might have spanned several catalogs over several years. Today what you see in Dell's catalog may not be in the next. And motherboard manufacturers - 2 years is a looonnnnggg time to support BIOS upgrades. A hint to do it yourselfers. Collect all the updates and documentation now while you can. In a couple of years it'll be gone.
This incessant need to change is justified to people by saying things like "continual improvement" and all that happy horseshit. If anything I see as many regressions as I do advancements.