Just a quick post to say my new washer and dryer were just delivered this morning. They're big, and they're beautiful. I've just registered them online and am going to read the instructions and then I'm going to do my laundry.
UPDATE 9/13/06: I cannot believe how much faster I can get laundry done with these machines. They hold so many more clothes and wash them with such greater efficiency. Washing time may be a little bit longer, but drying time is significantly reduced. The controls are pretty straightforward, esp. the pre-sets. So far, a great choice.