Currently have a Bosch which was vg on the cleaning front, would like something a little more stylish looking if poss but very quiet. PILs had one that had a separate rack at the top for cutlery which seemed like a good idea, but it didn't wash very well.
Ours is a slimline Bosch and has been working well these past 6 years. The fact it's slimline also means it gets filled up and used every day. It's the only one we've had, so I don't know how it compares with others.
Miele. Had a quiet one in our old house and inherieted an even quieter one when we moved. Virtually silent; we have a kitchen diner and you wouldn't know it wason when you are sitting in the same room. our top rack for cutlery works very well.
mine is on at the moment and this thread has made me want to throw it out, i am in the study and its in the kitchen, obviously, and i can hear the dam* thing.
dh is always complaining about it, now i know why
My friend has a Bosch (I think) - it's so silent, they can't tell when it's on - but when it's finished the beeping wakes them up at night - doh!! Ours is a noisy, soothing Stoves dishwasher - which doesn't clean things very well - so don't get that one!!