The Lulzbot Taz 6 is sold by Aleph Objects. Inc for $2,500.00 (at the time of writing). We did some fairly extensive research and testing before finally going with a Lulzbot printer. The Taz 6 is in the upper price range of consumer-grade 3D printers but it checks a lot of boxes in terms of features, support, and reliability.
The vast number of 3D printers on the market make the process of picking a 3D printer somewhat daunting. There are many many high quality, affordable, and reliable 3D printers that can do most, if not all, of what a Taz 6 can do. When people ask me what 3D printer to buy, I first tell them to make a list of their requirements ordered-by importance. Then I'll recommend that they purchase the best printer they can afford that meets the most requirements possible. The following were some important requirements Make4 had in selecting a 3D printer.
The fact that the Aleph Objects manufactures their 3D printers with their own printers says a whole lot more (to me) than any marketing literature or product reviews. They trust the reliability of their printers to the point that they're willing to make them a vital piece of their manufacturing process. When a printer goes down, there manufacturing capacity goes down. When Aleph Objects improves their printers they not only create a better product but they improve their own manufacturing. This constant feedback loop is one of the reasons the Taz 6 is so reliable.