Grossed out you ask? Yes, because after you vacuum with this Dyson DC41 Animal Upright you will see how poorly your previous vacuum worked. You will be grossed out at how much filth was in your carpets. And yes, I did vacuum regularly with my old one. It just the suction of the DC41 will blow away all other vacuums. I decided to try my luck and save some money with a refurbished model. Best decision ever! The only thing that was noticeably used was the canister. It was a bit cloudy and scratched but that didn't effect the vacuums performance. It was easy to assemble and one of the best features is how easy it is to dispose of the dirt once it is collected into the canister. I also noticed that it wasn't as loud as my previous vacuum. And it works great in my kitchen and bathroom! It has a feature that you can turn off the spinning brush and just suck which is perfect for hard surfaces or small rugs (like a bathroom rug or door mat). The only complaint I have is the detachable hose is a bit awkward to use. There is too much length of hard hose at the end and not enough flexible hose.