I agree on the drawer coupled with a top loader.
My fridge and freezer are both top loaders. I have just installed a new 12v fridge unit in the fridge and it's super efficient. My problem is that my wife is too short to reach into the fridge from the top and besides, the need to load stuff on top of other stuff reduces the efficiency because one has to remove half of the cold stuff to get to the other half that's under it, if you get my drift.
The problem is I didn't want a door for the reasons expounded earlier in the thread so I decided a drawer is the answer.
So, being that I like to do my own stuff, I designed my own drawer and that is project No. 3 after my genset is finished and my watermaker has been built.
If anyone wants to see my design (it's actually quite good), down load a copy of Solidworks Reader off the net and I'll try to send you the drawings and 3D models. PM me if you're interested and I'll explain the Reader bit as well.
EDIT: Sorry guys - I just went to check the drawings and can't find some of them - anyone wanting them will need to be patient while I go searching - I hope they haven't been accidentally erased.
EDIT: Whew, I found the drawings - if anyone wants to have a look PM me