Miele downsides besides cost
As I'm sure you all know, there's a ton of information here. It's pretty overwhelming. As we get ready to move into the house we're buying, we need to buy new laundry machines, because we sold our old ones (Kenmore Elite HE4T and matching dryer). It seems like most peoples' complaint against Miele (if any) is the cost. Some of the other brands include features that Miele doesn't have, like steam, but it also sounds like the value of those is questionable.
So, I guess my question is this. If we're fine with the cost of Miele, for what reasons should we consider LG, Samsung, Maytag, etc.? I'm having a hard time distilling that out of the super long threads here. If Miele was in your budget but you bought something else, why? Or if you bought Miele and wish you bought something else for a reason unrelated to cost, why, and what do you wish you bought?
Or another way to put it is, if cost were no object, what would you buy? Cost is of course an object to some degree, but it would have to be a lot more expensive than what I'm seeing for Miele for me to rule it out.
Also, we have had front loaders for years, and like them, so there's no need to re-hash the front loader versus top loader debate. Regardless of brand, we're buying front loaders.