I just saw two articles right next to each other: "Agitator top load washers are far superior to impeller models". "Impeller models are far superior to agitator ones". So I stopped the debate. Ended up getting an impeller machine. I had previously circled clothes carefully around the agitator. Now I thought I could just throw clothes in and be done with it. But no. The manual says to load clothes around the outside of the tub. Anyone know why?