A thought than came to mind reading the desire of users here to educate Canon about their concerns regarding the ipf5000. I wonder what the ratio is of users who share this desire are versus the total number of ipf5000 printers sold by Canon.
In other words, it's a handful of folks posting here about the printer, is it only a handful of ipf5000's that have been sold by Canon? Likely not the case. But as the manufacturer, they have got to be looking at the percentages when deciding what issues to prioritize. It's just a thougt process I've gone through reading these posts, since I am very interested in this printer myself.
I personally am waiting to see what the ImagePrint RIP for the 5000 performs like, since it should make most of these issues moot.