I had an Oreck vacuum for 15 years and never had a problem with it until my husband accidentally ran over a large bolt when using it and destroyed the motor. I waited a long time to get another one, trying the bagless vacuums after 3 I decided they were not worth the trouble, they are not sanitary the trash just floats all over everything when emptying it. When I saw this one for sale I decided it was time to get another soft bag with a disposable inner bag vacuum I have only used it once, but it really cleaned the rug I used it on. I'm sure it will suite my needs I like the fact that is light weight. I'm looking forward to many years of use with it.