I'll agree with Neil's posting. I'm also someone who loves printing-whether I'm working with my own images or those of my clients. You can certainly get excellent work done by others if you are willing to work with them. One thing I'd like to separate out here is the actual printing vs. the prep work. Do you do your own Photoshop work and is that something you enjoy enough to want to continue with?
At the risk of letting out a big secret, the actually printing is not that difficult. A top of the line printer from any of the leading manufacturers, Epson, Canon or HP, will produce fine art quality prints with little need to fuss with it beyond the initial setup and calibrations. Custom profiles for your printer and papers of choice are critical but can be done by yourself or a third party. So, whether you own the printer or not, it should not be the factor that determines the quality of your prints. That is more properly the work that goes into the file.
If you enjoy doing Photoshop work and you own a good monitor (not one designed for games) and keep it calibrated, you should find that monitor proofing shows you, oh, say, 90% of the potential of your image. If that's all you need (and that can be very good) then you need simply to find a printer whose color management policies are up to date and you may be very happy with simply submitting files and leaving the rest up to them.
If you want to squeeze out a few more percentage points of quality, you'll need a hard copy proof, like a 5x7, to get there. Find a printer who provides you that option. If your final print size is small, you may have to pay something for a proof, but for larger prints it should be included.
The key to top notch print quality comes in the preparation and if you don't have a knack, or the patience, for that, look for a lab that offers it and try them out. You may need to try several places, because at this point, it's not just about the technical aspects of the work, but about the relationship between you and another individual. If you enjoy Photoshop work and are good at it, not one will produce better files for printing than you can. But working with a custom lab and developing that relationship can produce excellent prints and you should definitely give it a try if you want to keep out of the production end as much as possible.