WAIT! A guy reviewing a vacuum? YUP! Consider it a shiny metal gadget! I recently purchased this vacuum when i moved into my new house. I was sick of spending $200 every other year on some piece of plastic that I'd end up breaking. I remembered that I kept seeing these metal vacuums at hotels and some of the B&B's that I've visited, and if it worked for THEM, had to work for me. I ordered one and it arrived packed like nobody's business! There was a whole box JUST for the accessories (most of which I haven't attempted to use yet!) This thing is HEAVY, which scared me a little, but the motor drive is fantastic!! When they say you can push it with two fingers they're not kidding!!!! Since I'm in a new house, I have NEW carpets. Well, does anyone warn you that new carpets shed worse than older ones? NO! (Guess what? THEY DO!) Before I finished moving in I vacuumed every room with the Kirby once with the wheels higher, and once lower. WOW! What a difference! It's amazing, when I'm vacuuming near the tile, I can see little bits of dust being sucked towards the carpet from 4-5 inches away! I've be soo impressed with this vac, its amazing! I've had a Dyson, and 2-3 Windtunnels and bagged or bagless, so far this Kirby trumps them ALL! I can highly recommend this vacuum.