Do most people here use third party scanning software?(Vuescan, Silverfast)
I don't know about others but I don't. When I was using a UMAX Astra 1200s I used SilverFast because it was so much better than the UMAX software. Now I use Microtek ScanWizard Pro which came with the Artixscan 1100. It is about as good as SilverFast, and I prefer the interface.