I bought this because Consumer Reports gave it high marks for suction and pet hair. I have 2 staircases plus rugs rather than wall to wall, so am particular about being able to carry the vacuum up and down, and going from carpet to floor and back without chewing up carpet fringes. So far so good. I do like the easy release bin for emptying. My only reluctance in buying and now using is the length of the extension I can get on the wand: would have preferred one that telescopes much further for top corners, ceiling fans, etc. This is generally a shortcoming with vacuums so this one isn't worse than others. Quick delivery as always.