Dear Rick,
Very nicely written article! Calm and concise.
I feel I'm almost there… 9100 sitting loaded, with the 'ready' light on, and now also appearing in the 'Print & Fax' panel. But if I open the print queue to try to print from Quark or Photoshop it tells me, with a yellow triangle icon, that it is 'unable to connect to the printer and will retry in 30 seconds'. I'm now rather stuck.
(All your other readers seem much more expert than I am)
Any good strategy? Tantalisingly close!