I also agree with the Brother printer owners. My HL-L5200 is 3 years old and is a workhorse and has been completely problem free. I would advise that the 6 series is a better printer because the toner cartridge yield is 12,000 pages, my printer is 8,000. In addition, aside from the original cartridge it came with, I have NEVER used a Brother cartridge. Far too expensive. The third party toner is all over eBay and I pay about $13 each when I buy three and their yield is really what is claimed. The 12,000 page toner might be a little more.
There is no scan capability which for me is no problem because I already had an all-in-one inkjet which serves as my scanner and printer for the signer's copy of the docs. GoldenGateNotary commented that the cartridges are expensive which implies that he is using Brother products. I don't know why people buy the branded product when the off brand is so inexpensive, produces the same results and my toner costs barely show up on my cost radar. To each his own.
notarygrace...please check out Vue Scan. It is a scanner software app that replaces the app in almost every scanner out there. Scanners come dumbed down but Vue Scan opens up all it's capabilities. You will be amazed at the difference.
For starters, you can scan any size file, you are not limited by the number of pages you can fit in your doc feeder. Just keep scanning, it does not matter if the hopper runs dry. Just add more pages and click the SCAN+ button and keep on going. It's worth it for that capability alone but it is far more robust. Don't know what I'd do without it.