The house we recently moved into has a built-in dishwasher. This is the first time I've owned a dishwasher in all my adult life. I remember that as a kid it was still a lot of work loading and unloading the dishwasher, so I always figured I might as well wash and dry them myself. What I now realise is that they do have several advantages:

It also helps having a small dishwasher, so that you don't have to wait until you've used every plate and cup in the cupboard before you can turn it on.