I currently own a Microtek Scanmaker 4 and use Silverfast software with it. Does a nice job, but it is several years old and I am being tempted by new and exciting products. I do a lot of scanning for interior designers and dr. clients, that involves transparencies and slides in addition to the regular reflective art. The new Microtek 8700 pro looks good. Transparency scanning is supposed to be truer when done without the glass in the middle and Microtek does this. Anyone have any advice, experience, rumors....??? Most of the reviews I read are for low end scanners (like the $79 type). Not useful.