Getting toast on oak Woodmode cabinets was the best decision I ever made. They are from 1995 and look new. One door is a little off kilter but you need to look really hard to notice. This was a weekend and summer house for many years but has more recently been used full time.
I thought I was throwing out my money after going for the more expensive Woodmode cabinets. Someone I knew got them and the guy who sold them to that person and us was great.
When the appliances needed replacement (dishwasher and fridge) a guy from the local Woodmode dealer got perfectly matched panels 18 years later. Built in gray rubber trash can needs replacement after 18 years - the local Woodmode guy brings it. My brooms make marks on the broom closet floor. They make a thin matching wood piece to go on the floor. Definitely a good decision if you want to do a kitchen once in your life and plan to hang on to your home. As nice as white cabinets are, it is not clear I would have had the same good experience with white.