Traditionally I have always defaulted to using traditional LPR/LPD printing when setting up a new printer except when I have had issues and found that RAW / Port 9100 has resolved the issue.

Nowadays it seems that RAW is becoming the "preferred" method by vendors and LPR/LPD is legacy code.

I am wondering what other people are finding ?

What are the pros and cons of each when both are available ?

Speed ?

Status / monitoring ?

Handing of large jobs ?

Particular brands that love / hate one or the other ?