GE washers are about as worthy as the rest of the BRANDS you see these days. Their MODELS are made with much the same components as are the competitors' models. That being said, you should also consider one other factor before you commit to one particular brand... service later on.
Find out who, if anyone, reresents GE Factory service in your area before you buy anything. If they don't have a factory presence in your town, consider another brand that does, Whirlpool for example. It's not so much the performance of the machine that you are buying nowadays, but the ability to get it fixed when it breaks.
Regarding internet research on appliances, it's hard to make decisions when you read every whining post like "Why I'll never buy another GE" or similar articles based on poor experiences with getting service. Even Consumer Reports is biased in their offering of what they perceive as the "better buy", so you can't really make an honest assessment of appliances on the Internet. Sites such as this, where professional technicians have a say-so in the matter, might be a better avenue to discover issues that the sellers may not disclose.
At least by reading thru some of the repair articles on the various brands mentioned in this forum, you can get an idea of what others have experienced with their purchases.