i'll be the first to admit, my dirt devil vision vacuum is not the prettiest vacuum out there and it's really bulky. that being said, this vacuum really does get the job done. it's best feature is that it is self propelled. i wasn't fully prepared the first time i used it and it literally pulled me forward. another great feature is that it has a hepa filter that "traps 100% of pollen and ragweed and 99.97% of other dust and allergens". that's really helpful to me since i suffer terribly from allergies. i like the options offered, such as two speed controls and five settings from bare floor up to high pile. in addition to the hose and extension tubes the dirt devil vision also has two brush tools that fit conveniently and tightly on the front and back of the vacuum. i've had vacuums in the past where the extra tools would fall off or be in the way and that is not the case here. because of the weight and size of this vacuum i wouldn't recommend it for a house with multiple levels, otherwise it is a quality vacuum with many options.