The Panasonic 5.8GHz Expandable Digital Cordless Answering System with 2 Handsets (KX-TG4322) was perfect for my needs. It offered everything I was looking for at the best price for a digital cordless phone with an included answering machine system. And it offered quite a few features that I never even thought to look for in a digital cordless phone.
The handset is attractive. The casing is a satiny black plastic, but it's the polished black plastic around the earpiece that really makes it look like an executive office phone. The numbers are large enough that I can read them easily without my bifocals, althought the accompanying letters are a little blurry to me at that point size without my glasses on. The "phone book" is my favorite feature because it stores my daughter's phone number conveniently for me so that I won't lose it, and with the touch of a "call" button, the phone dials her phone number for me. It's even better than speed dial because I don't have to try to remember whose number got assigned to who.
I highly recommend the Panasonic Digital phones. I've used it for over a year now and I'm still very happy with it.