I have had Corelle dishes ever since I got my first apartment. (I'm 51 now.) Just when I think they couldn't come up with a better pattern, they do! I have been using my Corelle Simple Lines for several years now, but I just purchased the Fine Lines pattern for our daughter-in-law. We both love the square plates!
The square plates along with the nice, versatile patterns have now made my Corelle dishes my "fine china" too! I sold all of my china last year and don't miss them at all. When I need nice china for special occasions, I just get out my Corelle and decorate the table according to the occasion we're celebrating. Corelle goes great with my everyday silverware & glasses as well as my nice flatware & stemware.
I love how light weight the Corelle dishes are, and how durable they are. I can't count how many times I've gone to put a plate in the microwave only to bump it on the glass plate inside the microwave. I keep thinking one of these times I'm going to break a plate, but so far they've held up very well.
I have packed away my old set of Corelle dishes to give to our daughter when she gets her first apartment. They look just as new as the day I first bought them many years ago. You can't go wrong with Corelle. If you ask me, they are the only dishes to own!