Let me echo, with a chuckle, what Mark has said. While I'm not a seminary student ( I was an engineering student with a double major in philosophy, which is probably pretty close) I am coming to this printer from a Laserjet 1100. Though when mine gave up the ghost and started swallowing half the paper supply, I put my fist into it rather than simply retiring it as I am sure Mark did.
So I went to the local office supply store, bought the thing and it cranked out a color and B&W segment of a long PDF report in a reasonable time after a reasonably quick and painless setup. Had money for something like this in a project budget, so when the 1100 went to its reward, easy decision.
It is precisely as he put it, a document printer that will also do color nicely and reasonably fast and with lower costs and less noise than an inkjet. It's not meant to be the main printer for a multi-user office, though perfectly fine for a home business like mine. It's not an all-in-one scanner-printer-fax-bottle opener-whatever. And it's not specificly a photo printer. You want one of those, get a different model.
Installation on Windows 7 ( 32 and 64 bit) was easy enough, will try installing it with XP one of these days. The Energy-Star power-off feature is nice and you don't have annoying lights on all the time. Consumables, while cheaper than most, are a good deal more than inkjets.
hope that's of use