Excerpt: I love my Dyson - it has changed the way that I feel about vacuuming. I use to hate it - what was the point - my room smelled funny and there was dust everywhere, after I vacuumed. I have had two cheap ($200) vacuums in the last 2 years and they just didn’t stand up. The Dyson is awesome - it pick up the dust and it stays in the canister. My house actually feels and looks clean after I vacuum .
Summary: I bought this model as a replacement for a new (yellow) model of the same I lost in a divorce. It's a very good vacuum. Warning, because it is so powerful, if you put it on cheapo carpet, it may grab a loose string and gobble it up (along with making a line on the carpet from fiber being pulled out). Other than that one little issue, it rocks as much as a vacuum can.
Summary: Comments about Dyson DC-14: I love my Dyson. What initially attracted me to this particular vacuum was how well it cleans dust off of blinds. I was cleaning a clients home and was hand dusting their blinds. The gentleman told me he always uses his Dyson and if I'd like to use it instead he'd be happy to bring it out to me. I used it and was SOLD!!!! It worked so well, I couldn't believe it. After that initial use I had to have one and promptly went out and bought my own.
Pros: Easy To Empty, Easy to Use, Efficient, Lightweight, Long Power Cord, Powerful/Good Suction
Summary: Very nice vacuum so far. I bought the refurbished model from Amazon, and it came in great shape. Didn't see any marks on it, and saved a good bit of money. We used to have an Oreck XL, and it burnt up belts on our plush carpet ever few months, so we are hoping this one does better. It does move along much nicer on the plush carpet than the Oreck did, and picks up excellent. It pulled so much dust out of our carpet, that we thought was "clean.