Hello again, Thank you to everyone who replied to my washer & dryer thread I posted awhile back. I ended up with a nice Whirlpool Duet HT combo. Beautiful system and so far has completely exceeded my expectations. But I had a question: A little pamphlet that came with the washer says that I should use "HE" detergent, and that "use of regular detergent will lead to unsatisfactory performance over time." What the heck does that mean? My washer is going to not wash as well next year if I keep using "normal" detergent? That doesn't seem right at all. It washes just fine now with it, so how is this going to change over time? My normal el-cheapo Costco detergent has served me well for years and I see no reason why switching from a top loader to a front loader should make any difference. Front loaders have been used commercially for decades and this "HE" detergent BS is a brand new thing. So what's the deal with "HE" detergent? Is it just another scam to get your money? Sure seems that way to me. Here I bought a washer that uses half the normal amount of detergent, and now I'm being told I need to buy "special" detergent that costs twice as much. So much for the savings! What are your thoughts?