After growing up with a dishwasher, living in 2 apartments without one, and having one again with my last 2 I have come to the conclusion that I can never ever have a place without one. Otherwise I would never really cook again or just use paper plates and plastic cutlery. The thing is the I hate to wash dishes. Yeah I know, cry baby but I hate it. If I absolutely have to I will do the handwash stuff (vintage classes, ice cream maker bowl, and cutting boards), but I generally try to leave that stuff for pricer to do.
and this mess is just from making smoothies, zucchini bread/muffins and honey butter. luckily it only took 30 minutes to unload the dishwasher, reload it with all this crap, dump the kitchen towels in the washer, wipe down the counter and hand wash the cutting boards. w00t!