The 8700X is a great printer but TOO LOUD to be in the same room with
Initially I was very excited - my first wax-based ink printer. It works flawlessly including double-sided prints/copy. But the printer is SO loud and clunky it's impossible to have in the same room. You cannot have a phone conversation within 30 ft (10m) of the printer. It has to be placed in a closed room/closet. Too bad.
The user interface (keypad) is intuitive enough. However the web access configurator requires a good background in IT.
Finally, my system is connected to a MAC-based network. While it works fine enough, the Xerox drivers (recently) are questionable. The system requires the document to be sent 2-3 times before it prints.
If you can live with the above limitations then by all means go for it. Otherwise, stay away.