Summary: This vacuum actually makes me look forward to doing housework. Great pick-up, especially pet hair. Well-designed: the tools are neatly packed away and accessible. I do not find this vacuum heavy. Relatively quiet. Retractable cord works well without bending down to initiate the return. The price was reasonable as well.
Summary: The sucking power is very good! I have 2 dogs and 2 cats and it is very good at getting up all the animal hair. The tools are easy to attach and makes it easy to clean chairs, into corners, etc. The brush head is a bit tall so doesn't fit under all my furniture. I first bought a cheaper vacuum ($130) that had good reviews and it did not have good sucking power at all even though it advertise 12 amps.
Summary: Excellent machine that brings its tools along for all around, one-stop cleaning. Excellent suction is adjustable and there is a stop-motor if it grabs something to prevent damage to either what it grabs or the motor. Brushes do good job of edging, so no more dark edges on the carpet. VERY mobile; moves out of the way with light touch (have a bum knee, so its very light indeed); thick bumper guards keep it from damaging furniture when you don't watch where its going.