Based on your review mjeverett1968 I am now the happy owner of an Epson ES-500W scanner. It works great and even does a great job with my Vuescan software with mixed letter and legal size paper. Thank you!
Quick question for you, does your Ready light continually slow-flash, about one flash every 2-3 seconds? Note I'm not talking about a quick flash that indicates a problem, this is just a steady blue Ready light flash about every 2-3 seconds that never stops. It sits next to my computer screen so it's kind of an annoying distraction that keeps drawing my eye to it. Otherwise the scanner is working great, thanks for your recommendation!