I have had prints from my 1270 (same ink chemistry as all the 6 color printers) fade in weeks when left exposed to contstant airflow from an air conditioner. The cyan fade is an oxidation issue, so protecting prints from air exposure by glazing or sleeving them is your only assurance of getting a reasonable print life. I found the Colorlife paper surface to be extremely vulnerable to moisture as well, so it needs protection for safe handling.
Although the print quality doesn't look great, I'd also have liked the CD printing feature the 2100 gets. I'm surprised that this long after the introduction that the 2200 is still hard to find. There was a long wait for an archival print solution and a lot of pent-up demand.
I installed the French Grey Balancer and did the English patch. It worked. I still need to order a Kodak grey card and get some time to play with the program. I agree that Epson USA should be ashamed of shortchanging US buyers.