There's no doubt in my mind that my next washer will be a front loader. There's so many reasons to invest in a name brand front load washer. The savings in energy and water usage are two of the best reasons. We're especially aware of our water usage because we live in the desert.
front loader washer means that less water is needed although clothes get cleaner. The drum area can also create such powerful spin that you can reduce dryer time which save a lot on electricity.