This vacuum is great on pet hair. It is thorough on carpet, flooring and hard wood floors. Maneuverability We had a Riccar prior and although it was a great vacuum, I felt it was tougher than usual to push. The new one is much nicer and glides well. I use it on the stairs, in the basement, sunroom, literally all over the house. Ease of Maintenance It is new so we haven't had any issues but this brand has been great in this area in the past. Suction Performance I love that it gets all the pet hair, crumbs, even wood chips and on ANY surface type. Versatility I use it all over the house, even in the basement. It picks up no matter where you use it. Design It's design is user friendly. Easy to use. Durability We bought another one because these vacuums are great.