We don't have an automatic dishwasher. At first I thought this would be wretched. And, yes, sometimes I've forgotten how easy it was to just load up the dirties and press Start. But honestly, I really enjoy washing dishes by hand.
My Oomah (grandmother), has "over-the-sink" prayers as she works in the kitchen. I love this and desire the habit, too.
Sunlight streaming through the window, grease and muck flowing away down the drain, as hot soapy suds take their place. The satisfaction of transforming a pile of defilement into gleaming, fresh, tableware ... what, you didn't know washing dishes could be such an experience??
If only it would work on THIS corner of the kitchen...