I am still running a Whirlpool belt-driven after almost 26 years. Was wondering how the direct-drive (beltless) washers from Whirlpool stack up up? It almost seems that manufacturers just want to make change even if it means a poorer quality product. What is the most dependable Whirlpool top-loading direct drive washer currently on the market? The Consmmer Reports just confuses me in their selection of washers.