The Eureka Suction Seal Bagless does a great job on hardwood floors and carpet. The only problem we've had is when using the air hose it, the hose does not extend far enough out and then the vacuum keeps falling over. It's annoying but thankfully we don use this part all that often. Maneuverability It glides over the floor and carpet. Does not feel very heavy which makes it easy to maneuver. Ease of Maintenance The filter is easy to locate and clean or replace when needed. It is very easy to take out the waste receptacle and unlatch. Suction Performance Works very well. Picks up everything the first time around. Versatility The only problem I have is with the air hose. The vacuum is so light that when you pull out the hose attachment and vacuum from behind the unit the vacuum will tilt over about 2-3 ft from the unit. Design Looks nice and feels very comfortable in your hands and while your vacuuming. Durability So far it's holding up well. I have four dogs, two cats & two children; therefore we use this unit daily.