I've owned this product for 3 weeks, this dishwasher is very quiet, even before I installed the front blanket system its noise level was less than any other washer I've encountered. Where this washer lost a star was the installation. The water connection uses a 90 deg hose junction that is not provided and not listed unless you dig into the manual. The items that are essential for installation should be noted on the delivery box, or boldly listed on the front of the installation manual. The leveling feet are also terrible, unless you can somehow reach the bottom of the supports with a 5/8 wrench the only way to adjust the feet up and down is with a 5/32 wrench, good luck finding one of those. If you know some one with a set of ignition wrenches or happen to have a set, your good to go, otherwise its a nightmare. The edge baffling is also a problem to install, I ended up drilling and running some metal screws thru them to hold them to the washer, to complete the install. The waste water hose was also a pain to connect. I ended up trouble shooting leaks from the inlet and the outlet hoses before I was finished with the install. One last complaint, be sure to carefully inspect the front of the washer when it's delivered. The blue protective plastic extends 3/4 of the way down, and it looked like someone used a utility knife when the removed the excess and left an 18 inch cut across the front of the machine. I only noticed it while I was on my back trying to jimmy the leveling feet into place. Home Depot gave me my choice of replacing the front or 100 dollars in credit. Since the trouble of re-installing the washer and risking another episode of leaks was not worth the risk of replacing the front I took the credit. Fortunately the cut is not readily noticeable unless you are looking directly at the center of the machine. I decided not to point it out to my wife. To finish up with the points that lead us to the purchase, the 3 drawers are very handy, the top slim drawer especially so, it holds spatulas, large knives, ladles etc. that previously had nowhere to go in the other washers we've owned. Also the bottle washers are very good, I use them to rise the bottles I use for biking, it holds them securely. Overall volume is good and holds everything used in an extended party. We also like the front handle, we were worried that it might be a problem sticking into the kitchen space but has not been an issue. Dishes have had no problem coming out clean. The variety of cycles has also been acceptable, and has a heated drying cycle that my wife likes. As the memory of the installation fades, we are satisfied with the purchase.