Hey gang! I'm going to have to pull the trigger on a 3D printer purchase very soon (in the next 3 weeks or so, 4 weeks tops). If you had $2500 to spend, and needed: PLA (other filaments a plus, but not strictly necessary), as big a build platform as you could get, NO KIT (need to pull out of box and start printing asap), reliability (going to be printing dozens of LibraryBox containers)...what would you buy?
I'm wary of Makerbot, even though I have experience with them, just because of the extruder issues, the build plate problems...I could get a Rep2, but then I'd have to throw another $500 at it to make it reliable. I would LOVE to get a Lulzbot Taz, but they aren't giving me any hints as to when they might be on sale again. Other than that, I've looked at the MendelMax 2 (https://store-rqhoyac.mybigcommerce.com/printer-kits/mendelmax-2-3d-printer-fully-assembled/
) and the Solidoodle...but there aren't that many fully-built that meet all the above that I can find.
SO! Point me to your favs! Give me reasons! Help me spend money!