I got this dryer because my washer broke, and after 10 years, would the dryer be far behind? I wanted them to match and both be energy efficient but no lose anything of the bells and whistles of my old one. It is super capacity, and it does seem to dry in a shorter amount of time (though I never really kept track). They both had the sensor for dryness, which I always used, but it does seem faster now. This does seems noisier than my old one, but not horribly so. I also had wrinkle shield on the old one and now this one, too, and I'd like never to have to do without this feature, since I often get onto other jobs or go out so am not going to be happy finding my clothes finished in a hot heap with all the wrinkles permanently set in. I also like the load timer signal that it's finished, though my family hates it!