Have not got the time to read all the requests, so if these points are already included thats a plus.
I have the first series and I don't recall anything about head height or platen gap/vacuum settings and how they are catered for in todays printers.
Specific to head strike issues with different papers, and the amount of ink applied, ghosting , etc.
Do the media settings actually do anything much? I was told by one techie at a show that head height set to auto meant effectively it never moved regardless of media setting.
Lets assume some user input and experimentation. How to judge if these mechanical setting are spot on?
I use a Canon iPF6100 and think I am missing a trick by not experimenting more but worry about moving off the default line.
The last series concentrated on Adobe products. OK but a nod to others like the Canon plugin and other solutions would help. The Canon 9500pro has the test pattern option to print out colour and brightness plus a contrast sheet to nail those difficult images. Is there another software solution that can do this?