I've had this vacuum about two years now and it barely sucks up anything. Nothing happened to it, we didn't break it, it just doesn't have a very forceful sucking action. I put my hand on the end of the wand and barely feel anything. My husband took screws off and looked and nothing is lodged either. Also the rolling brush attachment broke after one use! I wish I had saved my money and looked for another vacuum. Maneuverability It's a very heavy clunky vacuum. Hard to maneuver around furniture and carry if you have stairs in your house. Ease of Maintenance It is not that easy to dump the canister, it's so thin between the canister holder and filter that stuff gets stuck. I have to maneuver my hands up there to pull the dirt and debri out. I get the dust everywhere, doesn't just fall out when you open the bottom up over a garbage can. Suction Performance I have to vacuum over something 3 or 4 times to get it up. I'm not talking about huge items here either, just crumbs from my kids or dust bunnies. Versatility The hose stretches pretty far to get stairs and blinds clean without having to move the vacuum around too much. Design It's big and the hose on the side sticks out and always gets knocked out when you vacuum too close to furniture. Durability Has not held up well after only 2 years. Barely sucks anything and attachments are already breaking.