Well, not sure I'd totally blame Apple. We're an incredibly small representation of Apple users, and the rest of them all just want their little $50 printers or multi function devices to work when they plug them in, which they do. Apple works with Epson to provide these updates, but for some reason there is a disconnect so that professional printers seemed to get missed. It would be nice if the two would coordinate better, but honestly they are both probably completely unaware of the issue.
Anyway, if you accidentally update the Epson drivers from Apple, you can download an uninstaller from Epson, run that, delete the printers from the preference pain, then re-install the correct Epson driver you download from the Epson site.
At that point you might see the printers just show up in the print and scan preference pane again, I would recommend deleting those as well and then click the + to add a new printer. If the printer shows up in a pop up when you click the + button, don't choose it there (this may load with the Apple version of the driver again), but instead select add printer or scanner and then select it in that next window. I also recommend if you have the printer on a network, instead of choosing the one that shows up that says Bonjour, wait 30 seconds or so and one should appear where the kind is IP. I've found this is more reliable.
Before adding the printer, you might also want to considering resetting the printing system completely which sometimes is necessary if all else fails. Right click in the printer list in print and scan, and you should see a choice "reset printing system". This will clean out old profiles, wipe out remnants of past printers. It also clears all customer paper sizes and things like that, so it's usually a choice of last resort. I have an old write up which has been updated here
is you want more detail.