I waited a long time to own one of these vacuums and now that I have one, I wished I could of had one sooner. I run daycare from my home and I can vacuum sometimes twice in one day. I would buy the other vacuums and they would clog like crazy. I also have 2 dogs. This vacuum is awesome! I love how quiet it is too. I never could vacuum when the kids laid down with out one of them waking up, now I can get the job done and not have to worry. I think the price is high, I shopped to find the best price and found your web site. I will not ever buy another store bought machine. I also find your machine does not pick up nearly the amount of carpet fiber that my other vacuums did, it does a great job. I would highly recommend this to anyone with children to purchase this machine. It is worth every penny and easy to use and light weight.