We had a Dyson in England. It was amazing. Since it was a 220 plug we had to buy another vacuum when we returned to the states. We didn't want to shell out the money for another Dyson so we went with cheaper alternatives. Yes, That is plural. We have gone through numerous vacuums. We finally gave in and decided to get another Dyson. I now remember why I love these vacuums so much. They are so powerful! Lots of different features and super easy to use and clean. I've included a picture of the before and after from the use of my Dyson. I never realized how little my other vacuums were actually picking up. The Dyson sucked the rug back to its true color!