I'm certainly no authority, but my DAK "R2D2" (by Welbuilt)
is still holding up after all these (6+) years. No replacements
yet. Admittedly, I use it a bit less often, on average, than once
I see a lot of different ideas, but putting the yeast in under the
flour and then all liquids on top seems to work well even with the
timer set 8 hours forward, so I won't be worried about a yeast
I _will_ probably hold out for a sourdough cycle, though, that
can be set to rise for up to 24 hours _without_ a "punchdown"
run of the motor before baking. Anyone seen a model like that yet?
But I'm in no hurry. My mother has the DAK "Turbo Baker IV"
and is equally pleased as far as I know.