I have an assortment of ceramic ware. Some I rarely or almost never use. They are a sort of collection, I guess, memory of travels, or just old times. Some of these are just not of much use to me in daily life, such as hashioki. Some I use more or less daily: dishes, tea and coffee cups and serving plates, of both high and simple qualities.
I am now living in a dishwasher-free household. I like that. It would cost money, it would take up space, and I do not need it. I like doing dishes by hand. It is nice and warm for my pained hands. Machine wash is probably worse for the environment than hand dish detergent. Doing dishes isn't hard or heavy work, unless it involves scrubbing some burnt pot or similar.
I have noticed something lately. Those that are of good quality, such as porcelain and stoneware, keep their shine and do not age. I do not scrub like a maniac, use a soft brush and I am careful and it is still not hard to make it clean. I have some tea/coffee mugs that are quite cheap. When I had a dishwasher I noticed they got a bit matte, but they stayed white. Now they do not. I suppose I could scrub them with some stronger detergent, but the kinder I am to my hands, the better.
So, what is the point of this post? Well, I guess if you are a duffer, luddite, environmentalist or just do not care for a dishwasher, it is better to go for good quality, i.e. old fashioned (a.k.a. eternal) products, such as porcelain and earthenware. Old techniques made for a time without dishwashing machines. They might be more expensive, but they last a life time unless they are knacked and cracked. Good ceramics can also be found in second hand shops.
When I lived in a bigger household, the dishwasher was of course very convenient. Good quality ceramics usually lasts better even in a machine, if it is machine safe. If your (future) machine has a bug, or becomes self-concious, it might destroy your ceramic wares anyways 😉