Truth be told we use our microwave for one thing and one thing only: cooking sweet potatoes. It's 5 minutes and the potato is steamy and soft! With a toddler and limited time, I can't argue with the simplicity.
But taking the time to prep potatoes for the oven is SO FREAKING WORTH IT. It tastes like a whole different vegetable when it's little sugar and starches get the chance to caramelize. So much more flavor and depth!