I've had one of these for over six months. As much as I hate to vacuum, I find it a pleasure once I start using this machine, the Oreck Pro Power Plus. I think most people will be pleasantly surprised by the items I like; powerful suction, great pick-up on carpets, quiet compared to an older Oreck I owned, and lightweight. I was worried that a machine that costs as little as this one would end up being an inefficient piece of junk, but I think it's one of the best purchases I've ever made. Hope this helps, I'm happy.