Two things emerge from this thread
1). A general trend to add widgets to tempt a buyer combined with a reluctance to offer any repairs after the warranty period has expired.
2). More surprising [to me] is the light use so many make of their microwave.
We have a lumpy Hitashi bought 29 years ago.
No fancy programming, just a robust clockwork timer, and a slider which adjusts the actual power available - full blast to "warm."
It has a stainless steel lining and a rotating table.
We heat/reheat drinks, cook apple, rice for risotto, fish etc etc, ready packaged curry and so on.
It cost a lot at the time, but has been used several times every day ever since. (like 100andthirty) only the bulb has been replaced.