I've until now purposely kept myself out of the showrooms and stores. But I had to look today.
Think about it. Why put yourself through the trauma of looking at the ultimate of your dreams only having to go home and have to bang your oven door 7.5 times in order for the light to flick on? (add a maybe to that one)
I'm sure we all could rattle off what we have vs. what we could get. But my oh my, there's one extreme instance that stands out. It's so high end I wouldn't even want it for fear of getting it dirty. Next time you go to an appliance place, go look at an Electrolux stove/oven. The oven racks are on ball bearings, the oven lightS (more than one) slowly fade on when you open the door. All very dramatic and incredibly elegant. Compare that to my 35 yr old dinosaur, with the intermitten light and crooked racks that screeeeee when you 'yank' on them, well...
Last fall when my washer decided to BANG instead of simply doing the job it was to do, I got use to the hushed sound of a 2007 model pretty quick! I suppose if I worked at it REALLY HARD, I could make friends with the particular midrange stove I saw today... :) Too high end and I'd feel rattled. With midrange, I could continue to breathe.
And then there's mouldings. It's a crazy world out there in moulding land. But funny thing is, when you find what you like, THAT is the one! And I'm happy to report, I picked a midrange 'like'! I love it when that happens!
Well anyway, it was fun to get out there and peek at the modern and new world. Wonder if they make stoves that 'just go ahead and cook' for you too? In the midranged price level of course. Now there's a model I could get use to really quick!