I don't know, I was looking for articles on the HE thing being a government standard, and found plenty of people complaining about regulations and how the new washers and dryers aren't as good at cleaning. Now, with a moldy smell problem in my washer, I can't exactly stand up and say they're wrong, but most of these people also cited light bulbs and low flow toilets as government overreach. And my experiences with LED bulbs (not CFLs, those are terrible in the long run) has been uniformly great. First thing I did when I moved to my new house a couple years ago was run through it and replace every single incandescent bulb with LED. And there are 2 bathrooms ergo two toilets in the house. One is old, probably from the 80s, and "high flow", and the other one is newer and low flow. The low flow toilet is better in every way. My mother has 2 toilets at her new place which are both also from the 80s and they are also terrible. Turns out dumping 3 gallons (or thereabouts) of water into the bowl is not a successful recipe for flushing, and toilet design is actually way more important.