I bought my Mighty Mite (but the Pet model) just to vacuum pet hair from my Lab mix between regular cleanings. I was really surprised at the power this little vac has. I now use it for my regular cleaning in my bedrooms, which all have hardwood floors with a few throw carpets. I would definitely recommend this. It even does a great job on the throw rugs. I now use it regularly for all my upstairs cleaning. Maneuverability This is small in size, so maneuverabillity really isn't a problem. It has wheels so it is easy to pull around. Suction Performance I was amazed at the amount of suction. Durability My only complaint is the hose that comes with this vac is lightweight and cheap. I read that in reviews before buying it, and should it split, I will simply duct tape the hose, so I don't see this as a big drawback. The little moveable cover than you can use to adjust suction also moves too easily and is in a spot that it gets moved inadvertently while cleaning. I solved this with duct tape also. Since I never have a need for less suction, I just taped it closed.