I have NEVER seen a more powerful AND easy to use vacuum as the Kirby G5 I have just received! If I had ALL the money I spent on every type of vacuum that didn't do what it promised to, I should have bought a Kirby years ago. This vacuum is and does everything it says it can and more....we have pets and I was forever chasing around the fur, stuff spitting out the back...with the Kirby...none of that...not a spec left behind. The suction is so strong on the Kirby, it actually lifted up my area rug and sucked out every single bit of dirt, sand and fur!!!!! AAAHH, clean at last! I can finally say my home is clean after I vacuum with the Kirby G5...I couldn't stand it before as I would vacuum and it wouldn't look like it....NOW, my carpets are down deep clean. As far as everyone thinking that these are hard to manuver.....absolutely NOT TRUE! This is effortless! A HUGE timesaver! I can't express my satisfaction any more...I am so pleased with this vacuum, on a scale of 1 to 100, I give this vacuum a 150! Definitely worth every dime and then some!