I've had a Eureka stick vacuum for 20 years and used it (almost) daily on my kitchen floors. When it came time to replace it, I naturally chose another Eureka. But it turned out to be a toy--flimsy, plastic, lightweight, and not very powerful at all, so I put it in the Goodwill box and sat down to do a lot of research and read many reviews of stick vacuums before I committed to buying another. If you want a good vacuum for a mid-range price, this is for you! Maneuverability It's light enough to maneuver around small spaces, but it feels substantial enough that you don't think you're sweeping up with a toy. I'm really happy with it, it does a great job, and the clear dust-cup lets you see when the cup needs to be emptied. Durability The Hoover is a good mid-range stick vacuum, it's a little more expensive than some other products out there, but it's not as expensive as others. The reviews were good, though, so I thought I'd give it a try. I was happy with it the minute I got it out of the box. It's sturdy, well-built, and it works hard! It's good for hard floors, but it also has a brush head that you can turn on separately for rugs or (small areas of) carpet.