After 12 years of trouble free use, I would buy another Samsung but it appears they have stopped producing printers and HP now cover Samsung, I presume some money changed hands, but looking at HP offerings I will be looking elsewhere, Brother most likely
after servicing many, many printers I was exactly like you, once I changed from inkjet to lazer a looooong time ago, I would never go back. I went from various b&w to a colour Samsung 415N and it has been excellent and reliable since it came out. Easy to change and can bypass the chip by melting a hole to refill and cover with aluminium tape.
Plus there's the fact that you can leave a laser for a year without printing, give the toners a bit of a jiggle and off you go. No 30 mins without a print and new ink time. People tell me they need ultra expensive photo paper and expensive UV resistant inks to get photo quality, so wouldn't use a laser. I point out that these days I can upload photos, get them professionally printed, in whatever paper I like, to however big and back to me the next day(ish) for a tenth of the cost to print an inkjet one. And 'proper' iron on toner to print t-shirts.
3rd party toners:
Make sure you can at least do this with your new one. As Or make sure you can buy a 'reset chip' with 3rd party toners (makes unlimited page counts basically so printer doesn't moan). That being said my Samsung after about 12 years has developed a photo conductor fault. still prints but banding. So it's time to get a new one(gutted) and currently looking myself. serviced too many Lexmarks so they are 100% off the list. Be interesting to see what you choose.
in my experience there's very few consumer printers, especially inkjet, that don't have some method of ripping you off (that was a considered sentence and I mean it). A bit more cost but a business friendly one generally is less of a faff.