I love (and the NerdFamily does too!) mashed potatoes but I hate peeling them. I have a new secret weapon in easy and quick mashed potatoes, Food Mill! Just wash and cube your potatoes, skin and all. Then when they are done you dump them into the mill and turn the handle. You will get velvetey mashed potatoes and all the skins will be left behind. Now you may get little flecks of skin (depending on what variety of potato you are using) but it looks fine and tastes great.
One more tip on great mashed potatoes? Salt the water you boil the potatoes in. That is right, just salt it heavily just like you do to pasta!