I really like this vacuum. I have had it for a while and have not reviewed it because I wanted to give it some time to see how it truly works. Typically a new vacuum will be awesome the first few months or so then slowly stop sucking or start having various other problems. So after about 6 months of using this practically on a daily basis (between my 3 kids and 2 dogs the house gets dirty a lot) I feel I can give it a fair review. AND....... turns out this thing is legit. It still sucks up all the dirt, dust and dog hair. It is so gross but I like the see thru canister, I can see just how much dirtier my house was than I thought. Also, I really like that you just push a release button to release the canister and another to open the bottom to drop all the dirt, dust, dog hair, dried play dough, ect. into the trash with out having to touch it.
I didn't give it a full 10 out of 10 because even though it is not heavy it is kind of a pain to vacuum stairs with. Also, when using the detachable hard floor cleaner accessory, if you get to far from the base unit it can tip over....sooooooo you have to lug the thing around.
For the price (around $150) it is a great vacuum.