I have an HE washer/dryer set...about 5-6 years old and I'm so over it for many reasons. The biggest being that I want something more space-saving so I have room for a countertop (for folding...I MISS being able to fold on the tops of the machines!) and a bar (for hanging) in the laundry room. Soooo....I'm considering one of two things. Stack my current machines or buy a new stacked unit. Which is the best choice? 1) Stack my current set. Cons: a) This creates an issue with the washer opening being way too low for me to use comfortably but I could have the kids help. b) I've found my clothes just don't seem to get as clean and stains don't come out as well as when I use a toploader Pros: a) This costs nothing or close to nothing (I might have to buy hardware to do it) 2) Buy a stacked unit. Pros: a) I'd have a top-loading washer which I prefer for cleaning and is easier for me to get into b) the dryer (on top) has a telescoping hanging bar so I wouldn't have to install a permanent one c) it's a smaller washer, well-suited to the size loads I prefer Cons: a) It'd be around $1000 after tax, less whatever I could get for my current set, which would be a LOT less than we paid. We paid about $2200....I'd probably be hard-pressed to get $500, I'd think. b) I might use more water overall. Which makes more sense? I have other things I can sell to raise the $$ needed for the new unit if I go that way. But I normally feel like making what I have work is the best choice, even if it's less than ideal. So I'm torn.