I spent a lot on HP Deskjet for Mac, for PC (Deskjet) but that was over 22 yrs ago.
And usually it does get to be forced upgrade to have driver support plus you can't compare cost performance - my $300 laser printer 25ppm does not even compare to the LaserWriter series of 20+ yrs ago with their $3000-8500 price tags.
Type: Software Version: 8.1.1/1.0 (10 Jul 1995) Operating System(s): Mac OS 8, Mac OS 9
Lexmark and others setup first with USB, then LAN or wireless
LaserJet on a campus network setup - has some nice screen shots to aide users
How to install a network printer
APPLE: HOW TO ADD NETWORK PRINTER:
Lion and Mountain Lion:
Wi-FI Setup http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3500
Archived older systems
Add Windows Shared Printer