LOL TabbCatt. My expensive mixer is also in a cabinet under the counter!
I have to say that storing it is a pain. It didn't fit in any of the cabinets in my last place (though that was an older home), so it had to live on the counter, but I couldn't push it back against the wall because it's a tad too tall to fit under the upper cabinets. So it sucked up an awful lot of counter space. If the distance between a counter and the upper cabinets is standard, then the height is a design flaw. I hope newer models are more cooperative!
Yeah, if someone offered to buy me a new mixer, I wouldn't say no...and I think I'd want lime green.