I will never buy another vacuum as long as this is on the market. Seriously. I bought the smaller version of this when I first moved into my apartment and I loved it, so when it was time to upgrade I figured I would try this one out. I love to watch the container fill up, this vacuum is powerful and really sucks up all the dirt and crumbs with ease. I have short shag carpet and have no issues getting it cleaned. The best part is the washable filter, I just take apart my vacuum ever so often and clean it in the tub along with the filter. So much more convenient than bags or the non-washables that have to be replaced. I’ve had this one for 2 years, I use it at least once a week and it still cleans like new. I like it so much I even bought a couple as gifts.