Summary: I used MFC-440cn for 3 years. Printing quality was OK but not great. I have stocked up many LC51 inks so I had to choose a model that uses these inks. The MFC-885cw fits the need with a cordless phone. It is quieter probably because it is new. But I have not set up the phone properly yet because it displays "Based unit not detected".
Summary: Bought September 2008, been using for 3 months.
This is an OK printer - I had bought and returned an HP Offijet 7680 2 weeks before - print quality superb, software HORRIBLE.
So the install of the Brother went smoothly, not too much useless software added to your PC and I get the machine running within 10 minutes.
That being said, I am somewhat disappointed.