...what would you get?
We might retire our old one. It's an earlier model, very basic front loader (Frigidaire), and it has gone through one cloth-diapered kiddo. It did...well, it did just OK with getting the diapers clean. We often had to do many, many extra cycles of rinses because of smell issues and whatnot. It was absolutely great for regular clothes, but there wasn't any sort of option to use extra water to really rinse everything out properly.
So this time around, I thought I'd look into an HE top loader because there was more of an opportunity to do a soak if I wanted, but there are such mixed reviews on them too. My DH read one review from someone who works on a farm and they said their Maytag HE top loader just didn't get their work clothes clean. I grew up on a farm, I'd rank some of my son's diapers right up there with farm clothes.
So, those of you who have newer washers or know someone who does, what models have worked well for cloth diapers? Which ones have the best variety of settings to achieve cloth diaper zen? ;)