In my experience with HP printers there are 3 major errors in their design/engineering/software as well with the rest of the printer manufacturers. They use ink like crazy with the one color cartridge, blacks do very well. Although the newer ones that have the separate color ink cartridges I here do very well, with all brands. Next is that they are all overly packed with gadgets that are unnecessary, that is if your PC has the same gadgets why have both, which almost all PC's now come with just about everything one might need. Next is software; most printers software are crammed with unnecessary and or unwanted items that just take up valuable space on the hard drive that most users never even use or will ever use. There are much easier and free apps on the net the do the same thing to download. As for uninstalling; I have only one bad experience with an uninstall and that was due to some sort of program corruption. I had get HP's uninstaller from the web site to remove the bug then uninstall software and reinstall.
The positive for HP printers: In my personal opinion, I believe that the HP printer have a superior color and quality that is unmatched by others. Although some of the other brands are real close to that same quality. They are in my opinion like a Timex watch, take a licking and keep on ticking. I have had a few other brands that all went belly up (lexmark,dell) and all my Hp printers are still working just fine. My oldest is 12 years old and still kicking, (HP 845c).
Now if we can just get a company to make a printer that had excellent ink management, superior color quality, non bloated software, and just basic print, fax, copy and scan functions along with the new modern wireless and networking capabilities and that just worked. All for less than $150, I think they would take over the printer market. We can only hope.