I don't really think there is any real debate, it's more my OH refuses to accept that the laws of physics. there is a correct way and an incorrect way. for clarity the correct way is handles down. for large knives these go pointy side down. for large utensils these go handle down where possible as long as they are not so tall to stop the spinner on the top draw going around in which case they go on the top tray.
Which way is the wrong way up? We have this debate in our house too!
I'm seeing her tonight so will do. (horror)
(devil) some one please tell my other half this as she won't listen to me (even though the instructions said not suitable for dishwasher). and as for using the scratchy side of the scourer sponge on the non stick bits, or frankly the way she puts cutlery in the dishwasher the wrong way up - don't get me started! (devil)
never put frying pans in the dishwasher - it shortens the life of the pan