Summary: Functionally - it's fine - and the price is great - that said: I imagined it would be larger than my all in one printer. It's not much larger. I bought it partially beause it had the software Arc Soft - photo stitch. It's the best of the photo stitching software - but that's not saying much. It works when images are scanned in a very particular way - but it's not exactly user friendly.
Summary: Just bought this as Microtek doesn't supply drivers for their 4800 scanner to work with Win 7. The Epson is a nice little unit, handy lid, etc. But... the user interface is The WORST I've ever seen. Where Microtek's ScanWiz put all controls, settings, destinations, preview etc. in one easy-to-manage view, Epson has separated everything. Copy and Scan are completely different functions, and do not offer the same options.
Summary: Works great after installation. Don't like that it has to be plugged in electrically with each use. Old Epson scanner only used UBS plug. Has to download with each use. Old Epson automatically could be used when you use insert tab.
Summary: I purchased the Epson V37 scanner and got it set up easily enough. It seems to be of good qaulity. I will use this Epson scanner as a copier for documents and photos and to scan images to file. The scanner does perform fairly quickly in text/line art mode. However in photo mode it does take a bit longer to scan the image.
Summary: While the box said it was Win 7 compatable, the enclosed cd was not, nor were the setup instructions anyway similar to what I saw on my computer. I eventually had to download everything from the website. Now the scanner seems to be working fine.