I've been using several CIS systems in several printers nearly trouble-free for over five years. I use Generations 4 pigment inks from www.mediastreet.com
With a profile, you probably won't notice any colour differences. They don't fade. Period. Other systems from MIS Associates have a good reptutation, too. If you search this site and others, you'll find more info.
For desktop printers, if you want to actually print, especially images, and you're paying, a CIS is completely liberating. Go for it.