I am very pleased with my new vacuum, so far. It is wonderful at picking up pet hair, especially the powered accessory. I am concerned about the durability of such a light-weight plastic casing. On the other hand, my last vacuum was also a Hoover, purchased in 1988, and it's still in one piece. Time will tell.
This vacuum has great suction, but the hose is a bit stiff(hopefully it will relax with use.) I like the tools and the lighter weight although it is still somewhat awkward to carry( I think this is a problem with most uprights). It is easy to assemble and I love the bags and the \"bag full\" indicator. We have two dogs and a cat, and it does a great job at picking up their hair.