I've had my Ultimaker printer for a while now. I made it from the kit (a great way to spend a couple of days) and it works a treat. At the moment mine is printing out a rather nice vase based on a Koch snowflake design.
Ultimaker have released a version 2 of their printer, but I reckon there is plenty of life in the old one yet. Particularly if you pair it with a Doodle3D device that lets you create and print objects really easily over a wireless network.
And now they have a rather nice deal where you can get the printer kit, plus an UltiController and a Doodle3D device for less than 1,000 euros. If you want to get into 3D printing, and want one of the best devices on the market, you could do a lot, lot worse.