We bought this washing machine after purchasing our first home. I loved the ease of a front loading washer and the larger capacity. I am able to wash HUGE loads without worrying about all the clothes getting clean or the machine doing that annoying thing where it stops spinning and you have to go in and redistribute the clothes evenly. Overall this machine works great, although I do have a few cons. It is definately loud, and shakes a lot but I think that is pretty typical. We have a baby and the little baby socks get stuck in the rubber part of the washer. I didn't realize this until all my baby socks were missing and the washer smelled like mildew. I found a huge pile of old socks in underneath the rubber door seal. I think this is pretty typical for all front loads because I now check other peoples machines when we are staying at their house and their machine smells a little mildewy and sure enough there is always socks in there. My solution was to buy a lingere bag and keep all the little socks in there. I also once washed our king comforter in the machine and although it did fit in there, there were a couple small tears in it from the machine. I'm not sure if I would buy this machine again or maybe look around a little more but overall I have been happy with it.