I was over helping my neighbor do some cleaning and she had a stick vacuum just like it, I was using it to sweep her floor and rugs and this stick vacuum cleans like none other. This sweeper picked up about twice as mutch as I thought it would, so I decided that I just had to get one. I went out to the store about a week later and baught me one and I deffinatly think it is worth the money you will pay for it and maybe even more. I have never had a stick vacuum from the dirt devil company work as good as this vacuum and I would not trade this little beast for the world it works so good. Maneuverability This vacuum has a smaller cleaner head then most stick vacs so it is able to easily fit into tight spaces and the lightweight design makes this vacuum so easy to move from place to place it is like carrying a feather. Ease of Maintenance The maintainence on this vacuum is so easy it is baggless so all you have to do is empty the dust and the filter is made of a very different material then most vacuums so the dust does not get stuck to the filter making maintainence even easier. Suction Performance The suction power of this vacuum cleaner is absolutly out standing. Versatility Because this vacuum is so small and lightweight you can do almost anything with it.