You would think an anniversary "anything" would be something special. This isn't. Originally I was looking for a vacuum with two prerequisites: a good HEPA system and venting out the top of the unit. This canister offered both. I never liked vacuums that vent out the back, blowing particulate all over the house - it doesn't make sense. The beater brush for furniture and carpets is powerful and well made. Maneuverability Hauling around this canister is no easy task with the tine wheels that can't even roll over its own cord. POOR DESIGN. Design I feel the handle on every canister should have an on/off button. This model doesn't. Again, this doesn't make sense. The other thing that drives me crazy is the connection of the floor brush. It's a simple friction fit which is difficult for me, a fairly strong male, to pull off. There's no button to depress, making it easier to remove. Anyone with muscle weakness will become quickly frustrated with this obvious design flaw. The crevice tool is much too short. Durability The suction tube is WAY too thin and got out of round after the first fall to the floor. The cord's rewind system is cheap. After one week t started rewinding on its own. I called the company which wanted it returned to fix it. Weeks without a vacuum - no way. They should have an agreement with local stores to fix these problems.