I replaced my previous pet vacuum for this one. Overall, the features I love the most are the vacuum's suction, as it's still going strong after five months and 4 pets (3 cats, 1 dog), the cord rewind, the cleanable filters and placement of the buttons. I gave this vacuum an 8 for a few reasons. #1: The cord could be longer in my opinion. #2: The handle does not lie flat for vacuuming underneath extremely low tables, etc. #3: The attachment tube (the slinky part) is too short. Maneuverability Maneuvers easily, however the handle does not lie flat for vacuuming underneath extremely low tables, etc. Ease of Maintenance I love the fact that the filters are washable and there are no bags. The washable filters have made this the most easy to maintain vacuum I've owned. Suction Performance The suction is fabulous. After nearly 5 months of sucking up pet hair from 3 cats and 1 dog, it's still as powerful as day one. Versatility I love that this vacuum can be used on hard surfaces as well as carpeted areas. Of course, most vacuums do this. The foldable handle for storage is nice, too. Design Other than the short cords/tubes, I love the design of this vacuum. The placement of the buttons, cords, attachments, etc. are great. Plus, the fact that the attachment tube locks in place is great. Durability I've had no issues with this vacuum thus far. Again, I've owned it for 5 months and it has endured 3 cats, 1 dog, 2 adults and 1 teen.