French door refrigeration(defined as a side by side top and bottom freezer) has replaced straight side by sides as the new upscale refrigerator of choice. The reason for said purchase: The product looks good.
A couple other reasons for the purchase:
1. More refrigeration than a side by side
2. Better lateral storage
3. Better access to the refrigerator(don't have to stoop for fruit and veg)
4. In an island setting, the shorter doors allow for more space