I just installed a fresh 3.8.12 and expectadely my Brother printer/scanner needs to be configured again.
The printer part is easy enough but .......
the scanner will ONLY get recognized and configured if "elive-health" is invoked, either manually or by loging out and back in...after which it takes a fairly long time (less then previously, but still) to come up with the questions about installing the drivers, It does so flawlessly.
I have done this before so I know what to do but ...
Any other user would expect the scanner to be detected shortly after the plugin, like the printer.
Subsequently, considering scanners are expected to be troublesome, that user will start to rummage around the net for solutions with all the dire results that can have.
Logging in and out of E16 is hardly a logical thing to do IMO neither is running "elive-health".
There definitely needs to be a pop-up clearing things up as the current method just doesn't work.