Aggie,

I bought the same beast last weekend. Still sitting here looking at it, not knowing where to start. Scan in RGB, or Grey scale? Unsharp mask at scan time, or in PS? And what the heck is that Silverfast stuff? ...I know I loaded the damned thing, but is it working on something in the background, or does it only do it's mystery magic if explicityly bidden?

So far, I've gotten my best results (relative term, ya understand) by scanning prints -- meaning I've made the crucial decisions in the darkroom. But those neg holders sure are neat looking!