Overall I would have to say this is the best dryer I have ever owned. It is a bit pricey, but maytag is such a high quality brand that lasts forever if you take care of it and the features on this make it truly indespensable, You will truly wonder how you lived without it all this time. Load Capacity We have a 16 year old son and no matter how many times I tell him not to he overloads the washer. Our old dryer would have to be ran two or three times at least, just to get all of his clothes dry. We made sure to get a large capacity dryer this time to hopefully only need to run one dry cycle and so far so good! Performance I love this dryer. Not only can it handle my teenage son's extra large loads of clothes it can handle anything. Our down comforter even fits! It has settings for everything that you could possibly throw in it. I love the steam setting too. It is perfect to deal with wrinkles and items that would otherwise have to be ironed. I hate ironing. I love this dryer. Ease of Use Despite having controls for just about everything, this still is an easy dryer to operate. I hate complicated appliances, this is perfect. Durability Maytag is traditionally one of the most sturdy and dependable appliances you can purchase. If you take care of it, it will take care of you. I have no reason to believe this dryer will be any different. Design Honestly, I could care less about the design. I care what it can do, is it efficient, does it dry in one cycle. The design is the last thing I thought of. It looks nice in the laundry room, I wouldn't be embarassed for people to see it. I was more concerned by and impressed with what it could do than how it looked doing it.