We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Disagree with one point.....if you load steak knives tip-down...eventually the knives being bounced around will cut through the bottom of the silverware tray or container.
I am willing to deal with knives points-up but there are no children about and I run with scissors.
No silverware should be facing up. Then I am grabbing the part of the utensil that goes in your mouth when I empty the dishwasher - which sort of ruins the point of cleaning my silverware. All silverware goes down with handles up. No pokey things should get me when I am emptying the silverware basket.
Occasionally two spoons get stuck together. Nothing to freak out about. You can take them out and either rewash or hand wash those two.
DO NOT fill the detergent receptacle. A small amount of detergent will clean the dishes and leave your glassware without that whitish etching that often results from using a dishwasher. Learned this at a winery from a retired chemist working there.