I bought this product without reading any reviews first and I'm glad i didnt. I love it. It is not hard to push at all in either mode. I didnt have any trouble with the pick up. it sucked up everything on my floor without pushing it around or blowing it like my regular vac does. I really liked the mop, had to go over a few spots a couple times, but its was way better than scrubbing on my hands and knees like i used to do. plus its sanitary without having to spend money on all kinds of chemicals. my favorite part is when i'm done i can walk through my kitchen and dining room without having stuff stuck to the bottom of my feet(my biggest pet peeve).