Bad thing: the printer driver for the HP 750 (which is the colour printer mentioned) seems to have Issues, such that it now complains when I plug the printer directly back into my laptop to use it as a scanner.
Good thing: it's not like we don't have the odd spare computer kicking around, so I've installed the driver on one of those to do the required scanning.
Bad thing: now, if I could just persuade the scanner not to lose its settings (how it outputs the picture, whether or not it should automatically crop it, etc.) every time I scan a new picture, I would be happier.
Good thing: still love the new digital camera.
Bad thing:... even if I couldn't persuade it to make pieces of card coloured "Pale Ivory", "Antique Ivory", "Papyrus" (and other only-just-off-white shades) come out as distinct colours which bore some resemblance to the actual card. Which is why I'm now cursing the scanner.