I broke down and did it. It was an offer I couldn't refuse for a printer that will likely carry me forward for the next 10-20 years. These printers have become so high quality and archival, that I know many have given up their darkroom printing for these. Since I just started in the darkroom, and there is a difference (not necessarily better or worse in totality), I will continue to do both. This is also good for prints from film, after scanning the negatives and editing on the computer.
It's big, you can't tell from the photo, but the box it was in was delivered on a palette and I had to unpack it to get it through the door from the garage. High quality papers and inks mean I can generate excellent color and black and white prints up to 17" x unlimited. This is also a necessary tool to do any kind of commercial production, portraits or events.