Have been extremely pleased with the iPF8300. It's a huge improvement over the old 9880. Gamut hugely better, and the overall sharpness of prints on canvas is a revelation.
Superficially one gets the impression of a lot of plastic when looking at the 8300, and I think this leads to a kind of negative meme-scape on the net.
However, it is plastic very well used and the peeks I have taken at the overall mechanism suggest it will be extremely durable over the long haul. It's metal where metal counts, and the bearing schemes and drive mechanisms are first rate. I've worked on the designs of many industrial machines, and I'm impressed by this one. The guys who designed it understood the process of making prints and it shows.
I've been driving it hard over the last few weeks and it hasn't given me a single problem or a single bad print. Hasn't cost me any time for nozzle issues. No software issues, no scrapes, and by some miracle I have not had a single dust spot! I'm even liking the weird low-slung roll position and feed scheme, so nice not to have to lift those 44" rolls up high!
My only legitimate complaint is it finishes prints too fast to take a decent coffee break or a post a decent article on LuLa! Oops, next print...