I'll admit, I wanted the Dyson, but I didn't want to spend the money on the Dyson. I bought this instead and, as it turns out, have been quite pleased with it. It's got the power and the cyclonic action keeps it from clogging unlike my previous vacuum.The attachments are all you'd need. It empties easy. In the 1.5 years I've owned, only once have a popped a few panels apart and washed a couple of filters. At that time, I had not noticed any loss of power, I just thought it would be good to do... like changing the oil on my car.The big con... it's heavy. It's not really a big deal when you're pushing it around, but you'll notice it when you need to lift it or carry it. It weighs about 25 pounds. For most folks, inluding myself, this isn't a terrible big issue. I did notice there are several, unakward ways to pick it up.. that helps.All cyclonic vacuums have been heavy. I noticed that Dyson has come out with some lighter models now, so it won't be long when these moderately priced models do the same.Give this model good consideration.