I haven't found a home scanner that does as good of a job as the scanning service I used. I have a Lexmark Prestige, it works OK, but when I got serious about my photo scanning
I used GoPhoto.com, For one thing I couldn't think of a way to do negatives.
Plus I didn't really feel like spending a whole weekend going through all my albums, so if I can pay someone 30 cents a scan to take things out of my albums and deal with loose photos and negatives and then I can go through them after they're already scanned, it's well worth it to me. Especially since I only paid for the scans that I wanted, so easier than sitting on the couch all weekend deciding what to scan! Instead I sat on the couch all weekend and watched football