Thanks for sharing this lizbeth.
I am also happily using hplip for my HP LaserJet printer.
As for HP Scanners, when I left Windows behind, I was very disappointed that HP does not offer a Linux version of its otherwise excellent scanning software.
At least for me Linux' standard SANE scanning program is insanely complicated and not at all user friendly.
I especially missed HP's easy Highlight and Shadow settings.
Luckily, I found an excellent alternative in Epson's iscan software.
OK, I had to buy a new Epson scanner, but that is a negligible price to pay in order to quit the misery world of Windows.
I now own two Epson scanners under Linux: a flatbed and an automatic paper feed. Both work flawless.
In conclusion, HP printer support for Linux is OK, but I prefer Epson scanners under Linux.
PS: I have no financial interests in Epson, nor HP or MicroSoft.