My husband and I bought a house with a really old dishwasher so we decided to upgrade to this GE model. So far we absolutely love it, and we've had it for 3 months now. Noise Level This is a very quiet dishwasher. You can barely hear it running, even when you are in the same room. Cleaning Time It does not take a long time to run, it is fairly quick. Loading Flexibility There are many different ways you could load dishes. Different sizes of prongs, and many holders for silverware. You can open and close lids as well to load things different ways. Performance So far we have had very few items come out of the dishwasher that aren't perfectly clean. Overall, everything comes out sparkly and shiny! Design It's a very attractive dishwasher, and the stainless steel on the inside comes clean and is shiny after every wash. Durability So far we find that our dishwasher is durable, and haven't had any damage or issues with it. However we've only owned it 3 months, so I can't say how long that will last.