I just took delivery of a new Canon imagePROGRAF Pro-2000 printer this afternoon and have spent most of the evening getting everything installed and calibrated and then figuring out print drivers and settings by way of making a ton of prints. I don't yet have my papers of choice and have been doing the evening's experiments on old Epson Ultra Premium Luster and new Canon Pro Platinum papers. Even though these are not ideal, my first color and B&W prints were outstanding.
I will be able to produce prints up to 24" wide and 60+" long from this printer. I'm actually most excited about this addition to my arsenal because it will help me out tremendously in editing my images. Having a big, high resolution proof in front of you is, IMHO, the best way to see all of the flaws in an image. And by marking up the proof and making it your plan of action for editing, you can avoid a whole class of mistakes, save yourself a bunch of time, and get consistently higher quality finished photographs.