My husband broke my vacuum by sucking up a sock. I was pregnant when he bought this Oreck to replace my Bissel. It's a lightweight machine that I was able to lift even 9 months pregnant but it doesn't have any extra bells or whistles, which in this case I need. I like to be able to use the tube for suction, for getting behind the bed or dresser and also to suck the air out of our space storage bags. This machine does not have that feature so I keep my old broken bissel around for those jobs. Maneuverability It navigates well on my carpet. Ease of Maintenance The bag is easy enough to change. I can do it without getting too much dust everywhere. Suction Performance It's sucks. Versatility It's a vacuum. As I mentioned before, It alone cannot support all I need a vacuum to do in my house. Design I like that it's lightweight, but it's wide and it doesn't fits into small spaces easily. It maneuvers well for the most part. Durability I bang this thing around. I have even dropped it a few times. It takes a beating well.