I like the photo
I was wondering about those tanks with a 6, 10 or even 12 year warranty. I don't know from experience but I am guessing the warranty is only as good as the fine print.
What did shock me when looking at tanks on the Sears and other websites was that most were not rated Energy Star compliant. Maybe it is not a critical standard in tanks? or not really applicable to tanks; but wait a minute, are we not meant to be conserving energy every which way. It saves the homeowner money and is good for the environment. I must be missing something or perhaps the extra cost of an energy start rated tank is out of proportion to the energy savings.