I have a Pro 100. Got it with a 50 13x19 sheet box of Canon Pro Luster for $100 after the $300 rebate. I like the printer very much and I have been able to obtain profiles for lots of different papers. The Pro 100 is being treated with a good deal more respect than dye printers usually are.
I have used Canon's small desktop 5 tank printers for several years, currently an ip4920. The prints from these printers, even with only CMK and photo black tanks, have been really good and I have seen no fading, even with ones that were displayed for several years in an office with florescent lighting. The colors are bright (but not overly so) and clean. People who have compared prints from my small Canons with wet prints of the same file always prefer the Canon prints. The only problem with the little Canons is that they wear out too easily. My limited experience with pigment (Epson) has not been so good. The prints were dull, control of colors was difficult and it was always clogged. This was several years ago and, technology being what it is, I am sure things have changed and have no doubt that the Epson 3880 is as good and foolproof as several have said it is.
The Canon Luster prints nicely on this printer as does Ilford smooth gloss and both of these papers are of the swellable polymer type. If you like glossy RCs, Canon's is nice as well. The only Canon RC paper I don't care for is the Satin.
I have also printed very nicely on Ilford Gold Mono, Canson Platine and Harman Gloss. Being dye, I am slightly concerned about fading with these papers but very happy with the print quality. I have samples of several other Canson papers that I am trying. Most of the Canson papers say they are for use with pigment or dye printers.
I have never printed digital B&W until getting this printer. The initial results have been enough to make me consider closing my darkroom. On either Ilford Gold Mono or Canson Platine, the blacks are deep and rich and deep shadows are not blocked up. Overall they look really good.
Forgive my long-winded response. Realizing I am in pigment printer territory here, I just wanted to defend the Pro 100. Given the OP's question, it may be a very good choice. I am also sure the other suggestions on this thread are quite good.