I really didn't want to spend so much for a vacuum but I am SO happy I did! I love it. My floors look amazing and the Dyson picks up all the pet hair and baby crums I have buried in the carpet and scattered on the floor. I've also noticed my home smells better and my son and husband no longer have the morning sniffles since we got the machine. I tell all my friends about the vacuum. Best purchase I've made in a long time.