This vacuum was recommended as a top choice for cleaning pet hair, and for use on hardwood flooring. I would say it does a good job cleaning, but I find that the hose gets in the way and I would constantly trip on it. I also found that it is very expensive, made of plastic and wouldn't buy another or recommend it. It's too expensive to recommend, and you can buy something less expensive that does as good, or better job. Maneuverability It maneuvers easily, but the hose is what trips me up all the time. Constantly tripping over it. Ease of Maintenance Virtually no maintenance. Suction Performance Good suction for picking up pet hair Versatility Works good on both hardwood flooring and carpeting. Design I like that you can control the on/off switch by the handle, but taking the handle apart to put on the accessory tools is cumbersome, and hard to do. Durability I find it to be durable, even though it's made out of plastic.