Assume that you need something to use while a warranty repair is carried out and then use either printer as circumstances dictate.
I have a low-end Epson EPL5800. Not suitable for your needs it takes a mite of TLC to understand its foibles. For a SOHO it suits me fine.
Minolta and HP have like Kyocera been there from the begining, there has to be something suitable for you, and don't omit Epson from your choice either.
(A personal fancy would be one of the Minolta range mainly because I've only heard good things and they seem to have something to suit every pocket.)
As already said, the present printer should be within the manufacturer's warranty but having it back in service very quickly is less likely.