We have a dishwasher, but I find myself using it less and less these days.
I have come to enjoy washing dishes by hand.
If I have the time, I will fill the sink with hot, sudsy water and wash away! There's a certain satisfaction that comes from swirling the washcloth around a plate, rinsing it clean, and setting it to drain and dry.
I find it comforting, almost meditative. It gives me time to think about what I just prepared and who I made it for. What will I serve with it? How long do I have to wait to try it?
Plus, there's something soothing that comes from dipping your hands into the hot water, especially on cold days.
You just can't get that from a dishwasher.