Rich, I'm also using the Kodak 1400 printer and I must say I'm very happy with it. It's fast, the prints are gorgeous and I don't worry about it like I've worried about inkjets in the past. I'm particularly not happy with the Epson printers I've used where the print head is built into the printer, for once that gets blocked, as for me, they inevitbly seem to do, the whole printer really is as good as dead. You just have to have that happen on one expensive printer to be a bit unhappy, and I feel so much happier spending lots of money on paper and ribbon for a dye sub than for ink in a little cartridge that costs many times the price of decent single malt scotch whisky.
Yes, dust can be an issue, but I've only had it happen once or twice. The only thing I really wish for in the dye sub would be larger print size, say up to A3, but I doubt that would be affordable.