I needed to upgrade my microwave when I got a new stove. Since I went with black and stainless steel on the stove, the white microwave had to go. I've had it for over 8 years now, and it's worked flawlessly for me all this time.
I picked the LG's again because I liked the "extenda vent" feature. I almost always am using just a front burner, so much of what I'd want to funnel outside (my microwave vents to the exterior) was missed my the "normal" microwave. I had seen the video tests of this, and liked how much more it would suck up.
People talked about the noise of the vent - I'm actually shocked that anyone would think this was loud. The microwave I had prior to my almost 9 year old LG and my 9 year old LG were, on the lowest settings, as loud as this thing on turbo. The noise level for this one for me is about as nonexistent as you can get.
The light is alright, but I really wish there were two, one towards each side, to get a better spread of light on the stove underneath. As it is, at least it's not any worse than I had with my old microwave. But I had hoped for an improvement, just didn't get one for that.
I also lost part of my "moving food" inside. My old microwave not only rotated, but also slid side to side. This one is strictly rotating. I've not noticed any real difference though as far as getting food cooked goes.
I love the look - but the buttons are a bit tougher to press than the old one. Sometimes the light takes a few pushes to get it to "read" the press. I think I'm just still not used to pressing a little harder for these buttons, so I may be "soft fingering" it too much. I'm sure I'll get used to it.
Otherwise for cooking, it works well. Again, I don't see any real improvement over what I already had as far as that goes, but my old one was an 1100 watt LG, about the same size, and did a comparable job.
The finish is a magnet for fingerprints and hand oil though, I"ll have to find a good cleaner that's safe for stainless use. Will need one anyway for the stove, and the fridge as that's also being replaced with stainless...
Someone had commented about how this one, compared to what she had, made it harder to see the back burners or the control panel of her stove. Since I"m over 6' 1", I was concerned with that. But I can stand in front of my stove, and this doesn't block ANYTHING, even the top of the stove's panel. Either she was a basketball player who had to duck when walking into her garage, or the mounting point for the microwave was way lower than it's supposed to be. This had no impact on me at all as far as being able to see the stove.
I picked this up on sale, and for the price, I'm very pleased. I love the looks, I like the better air flow with the extendavent, and I love how much quieter the fans are on here.