We are trying to get squared away to build a new house, have Anderson windows picked out. The ones that are wood on the inside but clad on the outside to be maintenance free. We have talked to 3 different builders so far, they all said they have never had problems reported or any call backs with the Anderson windows.
We have vinyl windows in our old house, put them in about 15 years ago. The double hungs have held up just fine but we also installed a few "sliders" (like a sliding glass door) in the bigger openings and the vinyl just isn't strong enough for such a big, heavy window. All have had issues. So beware of those.
It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with the simple pleasures and to be cheerful and have courage when things go wrong.
Laura Ingalls Wilder