Summary: When my wife told me that she had purchased this vacuum, I wasn't very happy about spending that amount of money. However, it is by far the best vacuum for pet owners that I've used. It does an amazing job of getting all the pet hair out of the carpets.
Summary: We had previously owned a canister vacuum that I LOVED- but it was going out and I caught this on sale. I had been wanting one, but I would not pay $600 for a vacuum. When this went on sale, I immediately ordered it. When it arrived, I vacuumed all of my area rugs with my old vacuum and then with this one just to see if it really did what they said it would. It DID! If it died tomorrow I would have another one rushed to me!
Summary: My dad bought this for me for my room, and it is perfect for that! I am expecting to take this with when I move out on my own. The canister does get full pretty quick, especially if you have an animal. If I am not keeping up with my vacuuming, than I am constantly emptying it as I am cleaning up. It does work great tho and very light weight!!! Also a side note, I have not had this happen to me but was told by a family friend who has a larger version.