It is truly a vacuum that I see my self having for very many years to come. I have never had a problem with it. It was given to me as a gift and the people who had it before me never had a problem with it either. Maneuverability It can reach under small end tables and into short spaces, and it also has the hose incase the main part of the vacuum doesn't reach. Ease of Maintenance You pull the trigger and it releases all of the stuff trapped in the canister. Very easy, my 3 year old nephew actually likes to empty it for me because it's so easy. For deeper cleaning you just take apart the area that has the filter and it's not very hard to do at all. Suction Performance I can vacuum my whole living room and it picks up a lot of dirt and dust that I can't see and the Cheerios that are constantly on the floor, in one try. I don't have to keep on going over it like other vacuums that I've had in the past. Versatility It is very versatile and the hose is highly extendable. Design Some of the attachments can come apart easily, which is a nuisance when vacuuming. Durability It has lasted quite a while and had never lost suction. I can see it lasting me another 5 years at least easily.