I love this washing machine. It is a top loader, but it does not have the agitator so I can put tons of laundry in one load. It really spins the water out of the clothes so that they do not take so long to dry. I was told that since I bought a large capacity washer that my old dryer would not be able to keep up. However, since the clothes come out so much more dry with the new washer than my old one, my old dryer works just fine. The only thing I don't like about it, is that I have to lay towels and sheets in a circle as if there was an agitator in the machine. If you don't, then the machine becomes unbalanced. It also has a tendancy to become unbalanced if I put too many sheets and blankets in it at one time.
The machine is great if you have a lot of laundry to do. I think that this machine is better than the front loaders because you don't have to bend over to use it and it does not need a stand.