Okay this vacuum has great sucking power. It sucks up pretty much everything- animal fur, hair, litter, dirt, pennies (oops), etc. The problem is it is SO heavy! It is almost impossible to maneuver and pushing it is difficult as times. It is self propelled so when you vacuum it does become easier. But the problem is that if you want to move it or change areas without turning on the vacuum it is SO difficult. If you store it in the closet and want to pick it up, good luck because you will have a hard time. Like the title says, "why lift weights when you can use this vacuum?" Want to maneuver it around corners or in short spaces? Well have fun completely destroying the corners or your walls or throwing out your shoulder. It is just so clunky and heavy I had to purchase a new one. It should not be such a struggle to vacuum. Also, I'm not a fan of bagged vacuums. It just takes extra time and is an extra cost to me on top of purchasing the vacuum and accessories. On the plus side, it is so heavy duty it is almost impossible to destroy.