Love, love, love this vacuum! I was a little put off by the price when I was first looking at Dysons. When I received the vacuum I was thrilled. This vacuum picks up soo much - we filled the canister at least 5 times in a row when we vacuumed our family room. It blows our old vacuum out of the water. It is very lightweight and easy to maneuver. Not to mention the way that everything is constructed is genius. I think this Dyson will last for a long time! I highly recommend it!