Pretty is as pretty does
Scratch and dent, last year's color, clunky looking dials... all can get you a cheaper price on your chosen dryer. However, if your dryer is in plain sight rather than tucked away in the recesses or your basement, aesthetics do enter into the picture.
Although this is not true for everyone, the laundry may be a more pleasurable experience if the washer and dryer match and if they are nice to look at. Not earthshaking, but it is something to consider.