I have owned upright vacuums in the best. I bought pricier Dirt Devils and Black and Deckers but none of them worked right. Then I decided to lay down the money and get a Dyson, and I haven't regretted the decision one bit. I went for this design versus the upright because I find it easier to store. The suction on this thing can't be beat! It's super easy to empty and maneuvers around my apartment with no problem. I also love all the little extra attachments it came with. I'm easily able to clean high to reach places and corners with ease. I've owned it a year now and would highly recommend this vacuum.