It felt pricy but when I opened the box and started comparing I never regretted getting the kit. The transparent brush is the best one. It is very, very soft and you can vacuum almost anything. The long and thin attachment is bendable and therefor much more useful then the standard. For the furniture brush I have not used it more then just tested it but I can expect if you have a severe allergy this would work great to vacuum the bed with. Only real problem I had was with the more rigid hose of the DC23. I would prefer to have an 10ft soft one for this purpose since then I could reach anything. It might have made the package too expensive. Also I think that it would be much better to not include any attachments and hoses and let people configure their own kit. Dyson is trying to be the innovation leader. Now I have some attachments at home that I will never use that came with the vacuum cleaner.