I'm leaving my prints in "Photo Realistic" and they seem fine. I can't exactly be sure the quality is identical as pre-snow leopard, however.
Pretty much on the same boat here. I suppose I can wait a month or two for new drivers & profiles from epson as my need for a printer is not so critical. But it will suck to have to get rid of my 2200 because of this - i'd definitely feel better with Epson addressing this issue.
I do have a license for VMWare, maybe I can host a windows virtual machine and print thru it instead, but it seems like a bunch of BS to deal with. Let's hope Epson comes thru for us.