Thought I could edit the earlier posts. I did a search for recommendations, and only found a post from 3 years ago...
Desirements, in order of importance, are:
1) Must do a good job (of course)
2) Excellent reliability/longevity
3) Ease of repair
4) Efficient to operate
5) Willing to buy a premium brand/unit, but not if I have to take out a new mortgage to pay for it
Same question, but for stackable units.
Indifferent as to front or top loader, I have the space for either...actually might prefer a stackable, so front loader first, then top loader.
Waiting to hear from RegUSPatOff...Thanks all!