Many people love the cleaning action of the Speed Queen top-loaders as it is an old-fashioned machine using an agitator and a heavy-duty motor and transmission. It does work well but is a little rougher on the clothes. A front-load, horizontal axis type machine will still be the best there is, in my opinion. As the clothes are constantly being pushed through the water and the tumbling action insures all clothes get water pushed through them for the best clean. A front loader, particularly the GE Ultra-Fresh and LG 4000 series. Those will be the best as of now.