A couple of people have asked for more details on how to make microwave potatoes that taste like real baked potatoes:
Super easy. Just scrub the potato and put it in a baggie, freezer bags work the best in my opinion, along with about a quarter cup of water:
Hard to see the water but, trust me, it's in there.
Place in the microwave without sealing the top. Just sort of wrap the top over it so the water doesn't spill out or place the potato flat in the bottom with the bag sitting almost upright but you need to leave a steam vent or it will get ugly. Again, really. TRUST me on that one. :-)
Microwave on high for about 8 minutes (on mine) and test for squishability. Microwave longer if needed.
Now here's the really important part. Leave the potato sitting there for about five minutes to steam. I've found that almost all of the water will be absorbed and leaves the skin nice and moist.
Voila. Split and dress as usual.