This is a pretty good vacuum. It cleans my floors so I have no complaints. Maneuverability It may look a little bulky but it is super easy to move. I don't have any trouble getting my carpets clean. It is a little difficult to get into corners but I can pull out the hose for that and it takes care of it. Ease of Maintenance I've had my Bissel vacuum for a few months now and so far it hasn't had any issues. This is a little surprising. I have three dogs and I am constantly sweeping up the hair they shed all over my house. Most vacuums clog up from all of the hair but the Bissel keeps going like a champ. I've never had a vauum not get clogged up from all of the hair in my house. Suction Performance This thing seriously picks up everything. I am totally comfortable letting my infant nephew roll around on the carpet after I've swept with the Bissel. After the first day of using my carpet looked like it had been replaced. I had no clue that my old vacuum had left so much disgusting crud sitting in the fibers. This thing doesn't leave anything behind. Design I often wish this vacuum was a little lighter. I have carpeted stairs and dragging a heavy vacuum over them isn't exactly fun.