I love my Bissell Pet Hair Eraser. Maneuverability This little powerhouse is so easy to handle. It's very lightweight and has a good long cord for moving about the furniture. Ease of Maintenance The attachments snap on and off very easily. The filter has a push button release to easily dump the canister and clean the filter. Suction Performance I rescue cats so I have a lot of kitty hair from the ones that love to lay on the back of the sofa and look out the window. This Bissell Pet Hair Eraser has an attachment that grabs the hair right up out of the threads in the sofa. When you remove the attachment, it has an oval suction tube to easily clean up litter tracks and spilled food. Versatility This little vacuum can do everything the big one does except you use it on furniture and it's handheld and not pushed around the floor. I love that I can clean up spilled litter and quickly snap on the attachment and go right into cleaning the furniture. It's very easy to handle and carry from room to room. Storage is a breeze and the way the handle is made, you can easily hang it up if you wanted to. Design I like everything about this vacuum, but would like to see an improvement on the filter itself. It's a little difficult to clean and seems like it will need to be replaced quite often. I haven't had mine long enough to really comment on that part yet, but that was the impression I got when I cleaned it out. Durability It appears to be a pretty sturdy little vacuum. My only concerns would be, again, the filter. Especially since it's made to clean up pet hair. Cat hair is very fine so keeping the filter clean is going to be a chore. If the hair clogs in between the suction nozzle and the filter, I'm not sure how it will be able to be cleaned out. There are no hoses, so that's a big plus because with my Cyclone, the hose gets jammed up with pet hair and I have to completely dismantle it to clean it out. (Real pain in the neck).