Summary: This has proven to be an excellent washer. We replaced a Maytag Neptune that managed to make it 6 years, and like the FP much better. It holds a LOT of clothes and all the features function as advertised. I have no idea how it "senses" how much water to use, but it does. I've opened it during the wash and the water is always just covering the clothes...no more and no less. I also like the fact that it's a direct drive washer a lot.
Summary: This thing sounds like an alien spaceship, it's all muted whirs and clicks and purring. It is quiet even when spinning the clothes dry and very stable. The controls seem like they are going to be complicated but really aren't. It's not too heavy, when I first looked at it I thought it was going to feel cheap because it's kind of plasticy and rounded but it turns out to feel nice and solid.