Summary: We're generally very happy with our new washer. The energy-efficient design and operation doesn't negatively impact the cleaning performance at all. The reduction in water usage and the much more efficient spin cycle leaves most clothes (even towels) relatively dry compared to top-loaders. The only complaint we have is that the detergent loader offers no way of knowing if you've added enough, too little or too much detergent.
Summary: Our first front load washer so we don't have much t compare it to. We liked the smaller size since we had a small closet to put the set in. We also bought the matching dryer and stacked them. Such a space saver for us. It is easy to use and very quiet. We can now do laundry at night and not wake the house up. There are tons of wash cycle choices and they all work well.
Summary: This is my first front loader and overall I am very pleased. It's nice looking, cleans well and is very quiet. Only complaint is that the capacity is not very large. My normal sized loads in my old top loader just barely fit in this one. But since there are just 2 of us we don't have huge loads....if you have a big family then this machine is probably not for you.