We have an HP printer / scanner at home.
Every time I want to scan something, which is rarely, I search for scan in the finder and I'm given two choices.
The HP software always does this.
And the via the Mac System Preferences I always get this and I can just scan in a few clicks. It's not easy but it's easier than the software that actually came with the printer and only has one purpose - to scan with just one, known, machine.
I know very little about scanning. Although, because of my profession, presumably more than the average punter. But even so, scanning feels like something from another era to me. And era of print software and ripping and files that take a whole afternoon to pop out a grey box.
Something we should have made easier by now.