I bought this refrigerator in October 2001, when textured finishes were popular. It still looks like new and operates very well. I've looked at a lot of similar sized models, thinking some day I'll need a new one, but I haven't seen any that look as good as or better than this one. Also, the newer models don't seem to have a better efficiency rating, and sometimes the cost of yearly operation is even more. For now, I'll stick with what I have until it wears out.