I had the front loader bullshit and NEVER AGAIN.
I just bought a nice set 18 months ago at Best Buy. Whirlpool, front load dryer and top load washer, roughly $400 a piece. No fancy settings, just wash, delicate wash and water temp settings. It does have a setting that allows the washer to select how much water it needs and I like that.
the dryer is pretty basic too. Dry, timed dry, permanent press, delicate and air fluff. Those all usually come standard.