This little machine is super. I decided to retire my old upright vacuum and get a smaller lighter weight one. I really didn't want a canister type of vacuum but finally decided on a Panasonic MC-CG902. I wasn't convinced that this light-weight vacuum would be able to do the job of cleaning that I needed. My concern was totally erased the first time I used it. Maneuverability It is so easy to move this machine from room to room and the headlight is a added feature that really helps a lot to see what and where you are vacuuming. What I really like is being able to use the machine on different heights of carpet or even bare floors, just by making a adjustment on the handle. Ease of Maintenance This machine comes with a great assortment of tools to use. The attachments store in a convenient storage area and I love that I don' have parts laying around in my way. Suction Performance This little machine works great on all types of floors and even has the suction power needed to clean a wood floor but it is gentle enough that it doesn't scratch those expensive wood floors. Design The unit is so compact that it makes storing easy and the extra's that it offers like the headlight makes this machine top of the line and for me the bright red color is fun. Durability This machine is built to last. It has a filter for allergies, the attachments are strong, the connections are easy to do and they are easy to connect. Even the storage bin for the attachments is strong enough that it stays closed even if you turn the machine on end for storing.