It's beautifully slim and tall design and has got powerful wash motor. The overall built is sturdy and finishing is fine. A good buy at given price range, has got good warranty as well and a brand like Whirlpool, so hopefully wont give headaches later. Some small areas of improvement that I could find is the lint collector could have been the modern newer one since the mesh bag is a very old outdated style. The control knobs on right side top are in such position that when you put wet cloths from wash tub to spin tub, many a times water drops fly onto the control panel. This is bound to corrode the knobs inner parts making them go bad. Since the spinner lid opens to the right and not to the top, these knobs don't get any protection even when the spinner lid is opened to collect cloths from wash tub. The wash tub lid doubling up as work table to collect cloths from dryer is a nice and useful innovation. Really liked this concept. The deep narrow design of wash drum seems to make it save some water and is convenient. I have been using this machine for 6 months now and so far there has been no troubles and I'm satisfied.