I have owned two workhorse mono laser printers and two color inkjets in the past (none of them HP), and was attracted to this color printer because of the price, and my dissatisfaction with the amount of ink my latest inkjet was using. I replaced both my mono laser and color inkjet with this one printer, and overall, I am very satified with the 2600n. The print quality is great, provided one remembers to make the appropriate choice of paper type when going through the print set-up menu. Although some reviewers have had problems with card stock and other paper types, I have experienced none of those problems.
There are however some notable drawbacks: 1) The consumables are expensive. Even though the print capacity is relatively high, the cartridges are still more than what they should be. 2) Although lightweight, the printer is big and bulky due to its height. However, The "floor space" it takes up is comparable to most other printers. 3) Paper feeds through the front of the printer, but comes out the back at the top. Printers I've owned before fed from the front and came out the front. 4) The digital menu screen on the front of the printer is small, dark, and difficult to read. Although I'm sitting less than 2 feet from it at my computer, I can't read it without getting up and looking right at it. 5) It is no speed demon, although the speed when printing multiple copies is faster than what I had expected.
In spite of the drawbacks, I have not regretted the purchase of this printer and would recommend it to others based on my experience with it.