Dontcha just love modern appliances? At this very moment I'm washing dishes, washing clothes, and drying clothes all while sitting in my recliner with the laptop! :-D It just doesn't get much easier than this!
My mom doesn't have a dishwasher, has never had one, and doesn't want one! She said that to her washing dishes is like therapy... she actually enjoys it! I think maybe if she had one she'd change her mind. (If you ask her she'll tell you that she has had 2 dishwashers in her lifetime. Don't be fooled - she's referring to my sister and me!)