When we bought our house, we decided that we needed a dishwasher because we were dirtying dishes too fast to keep up. Our kitchen is small so we couldn't put a built-in there. Unfortunately we couldn't spend a lot of money either. So we settled on this dishwasher. We have had a few small issues with it. Nothing major. It does the job and we can fit quite a bit in there. It doesn't dry well so we often have to use a towel to dry the dishes before putting them away. It is good for the price we paid but I can see why it would be discontinued.