As always seems to be the case ...when I need a new printer its right before new releases maybe coming. I print small compared to most on the forum. I still like cropped prints on 8 1/2 x 11 matte paper..because I can easily carry them and they can be handled . Some subjects obviously need more scale but I think 12x18 on 13x19 paper is about my limit . So the 3800 seems like the ideal size.
They were readily available as "refurbished models " a few months ago at less than $800....at that price I can be happy just using it for proofing. I found one at B&H for $800 with free shipping. Does this make sense or should I wait.