Although more expensive than the Ender 3, my research leg me to the Prusa Mini (now the Mini Plus). The Ender 3 (now the Ender 3 v2, which recently replaced the Ender 3 Pro) was one of my "finalists"...but, after more in-depth reviews, and side-by-side comparisons, the Prusa Mini was the clear to and obvious, winner. People who have compared both have found the Mini to have far fewer problems, better community support...and, most importantly, to consider better manufacturer-provided customer support. It should also be mentioned that the software for the Mini is superior to the Ender's software.
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If you need that large of a print area, check out the Prusa MK3S Plus. Yes, it costs considerably more...but, it's probably the best 3D printer on the market. If/When I'm ready to upgrade to a larger printer, that's the only one I'm be considering (or whatever the latest model is). For print farms, you'll discover that's what many use, especially because of their reliability. Of course, they're not cheap...but, they are "the best".That's interesting to me cause I too considered the Prusa Mini, and it does appear to be excellent, but I ultimately eliminated it from the running because of the bed size. A 7" cube isn't impossible to work with, but it does preclude printing one piece bodies, which is a goal of mine. So much of what makes one printer better than another is entirely subjective.
I too considered the Prusa Mini...but I ultimately eliminated it from the running because of the bed size.