I chose the unit with the buttons on the front, not the top of the door.
The ones with the hidden buttons have cleaner lines, but I decided that I like being able to glance at it in passing and confirm what cycle I’m running and how much time is left.
Or even that it’s running, because quiet.
This is the first dishwasher I ever purchased. The previous dishwasher came with the house.
Before that, I was always the dishwasher. Even as a kid, I had that chore. So I was well-trained for the unit to be briefly out of order.
But I’m happy to give up that task again!