^^^ Greg happens to know what he's talking about, he's been Laserjet certified for longer then most of you have been using printers.
I was an HP service tech for 4 years, and I could wallpaper my office with my HP certs.
That said, any printer under $200 is considered "disposable" by most manufacturers. They build them to sell ink/toner, which is where they make their money.
Any printer under $200, simply use and abuse it till it drops, then go buy another. Cost of consumables is what you should be factoring into your decision more then anything else (behind reliablity of course).
As for Lexmark, they are poorly designed, fully disposable units at any price. They aren't made to be maintained, and painful to work on. I used to be Lexmark certified...but I intentionally let my certs expire as I couldn't stand working on them and didn't want to be called in on those anymore.
Unfortunately, I can't recommend any specific printer under $200, because they are considered disposable (by the manufacturers mind you) so they are never serviced by a tech such as myself. They are either swapped for referb if under warranty, or simply tossed in the trash. So I couldn't tell you what's good. Hell, I'm still using a 12 year old HP LaserJet 5N. Besides replacing toner and dusting it off, I've never needed anything else.