Tried to convince the wife a couple of years ago to go with a garden- variety GE, Whirlpool, whatever washing machine - but she had to have one of those expensive LG front-load direct-drive things.
They're OK until you have a problem and need a part. Then you wish your washer was a more common model.
Saw a small leak under the washer while in use, turned out to be a hole/tear in the corrugated hose connecting the bottom of the tub to the filter ahead of the drain and pump. OK, doesn't look too bad to replace. Surely one of the appliance parts stores in Phoenix will have one. Nope. Only 2 of that part in stock in the US, both in Atlanta. So here I sit with dirty clothes waiting for the part to ship - didn't want to pay an extra $30 for expedited shipping.
Guess it could be worse - could be waiting for the part to ship from Korea.