I was absolutely so extremely excited to receive this Dyson vacuum cleaner! All of my friends and relatives who own any type of the Dyson vacuum cleaners absolutely made me believe that this product is the top of the line and the best of the best on the market. Well...I decided to see and check it out for myself and see how good this product really is and if it is really worth the price that it costs on the market. So when i received this vacuum cleaner the set up process was extremely easy, not confusing at all with a help of the instructions, it just takes a couple of minutes to snap in the parts into where they belong and the vacuum cleaner is ready for use! Right after I set it up, I couldn't hardly make the vacuum cleaner stand up straight, it would be constantly falling backwards, but that did not distract me and I decided to just look through and see what specific functions it has and does, and that's where I got disappointed. First of all, unlike the advertisement of this product states that it is a lightweight vacuum cleaner, it is actually not lightweight at all, i think its pretty heavy as it is around 15 lbs in weight, and that is what pretty much any other vacuum cleaner out there on the market weights. Also I have immediately noticed that the two attachments that do come in the box, are completely impossible to get attached anywhere on the side of the vacuum cleaner! That was a shocker! While vacuuming my carpets daily I love the ability to just snap on the attachments I need onto the hose and use it at any time I need them, this vacuum cleaner does not make it any easier on me, as the attachments only can be snapped on the actual hose while vacuuming , so that means that any time you need to use an attachment you have to go and find it wherever you placed it and then you will be able to use it, it is kinda very disappointing and not convenient whatsoever! That just means that I have to find a place where to store extra attachments and that is loss for me. Also I have noticed how small the dust chamber is, any of the other vacuum cleaners that I have ever owned had way bigger dust chamber which means you don't have to empty it out as often. The good thing about the dust chamber is that you just easily open it up with a snap off the button, so you will never make any mess. The cord of this product is pretty much as long as any other vacuum cleaner, which is about 18 feet or so in length, which is a plus. There are only two buttons that you can actually use - ON/OFF button, and also a brushroll button, which allows you turn it on while vacuuming the carpets or rugs and turn it off when vacuuming the floors. The actual hose gets snapped into the vacuum handle, which on one hand is very convenient and a space saver, but on the other hand, I always have trouble to pop it back into the handle and make it stay there. My biggest disappointment was the inability to adjust the vacuum cleaner to the height of the carpets, I thinks that it is a huge loss and is such a disappointment! I like when I can adjust to my carpet height, as it gives me an opportunity to actually control how well my vacuum cleaner will suck up all of the dirt and dust off my carpets and floors! This vacuum cleaner does not give you that option and it is extremely disappointing! I put this Dyson to a test, the same one I put all of my vacuums through - I dumped some dirt on the carpet and vacuumed it off, little did I know, is that this product would not be able to accomplish that! The dirt was still on the carpet, right there just sitting, and this vacuum cleaner just picked up the top layer off!!! Right after that, I brought my other vacuum cleaner (which is actually only cost under $100) into the room and it sucked all the remaining dirt right up!! Unbelievable! So yes, that was the only thing for me that I had to see with my own eyes in order to really decide for myself how good this product really is, and it left me absolutely disappointed, and I am actually surprised! So yes, while everybody screams and states that this vacuum cleaner is actually the best on the market, I guess everybody has to find out how good/bad it really is on their own. I guess the only feature that I actually do absolutely love about this Dyson vacuum cleaner is the steering effect, which allows me to steer it in any way possible in order to get in the toughest spots to pick up the dust and dirt, the steering function is pretty much the biggest plus and the greatest function of this vacuum cleaner. While this Dyson vacuum cleaner cleans up the basic dirt off your carpets and floors, it really does not have to my opinion that great of a suction, though it has some pluses, like -long cord, easy to open/empty dust chamber, long hose for the ease of reaching to the hardest spots, great corner cleaning abilities, washable filters, which you never have to buy and replace, not too loud, I can actually say it is a little quieter than any other vacuum cleaner that I have ever owned; this product also has got a lot of improvements to be done, like - larger dust chamber, ability to connect all of the extra attachments on the side of the vacuum cleaner for consumers convenience, unfortunately you will have to store the attachments elsewhere, the vacuum cleaner really needs to be able to be adjusted to the carpet height, though the self adjusting from the carpets to the hard floors is a great feature, it would be a bigger plus if it could be adjusted to the carpet height, as it would be able to pick up all of the dirt and dust better, and give the carpets "freshly vacuumed'' look, which unfortunately this vacuum can not achieve, in fact it does not pick up all of the mess on the carpets, my old vacuum cleaner which is right under $100 vacuums better and has got a way better suction power. So unfortunately just from my personal experience with this product I must say, that for me it is not the best of the best and it just simply not worth the money that it cost on the market, but make a decision for yourselves and try it out, you can always return it back and see for yourself how good of a product it is and if it is going to be up your cleaning standards.