Last Saturday, during our weekly scrub-down of the apartment, our Hoover Savvy finally died after 6 long years of weekly use and abuse. I decided to get this one after much deliberation and research on this site and a couple others. I'm very impressed with what I got, and the thought of getting some other vacuum didn't even slip my mind seeing how impressed I was with our Savvy. I got home from work today, completed the minor assembly of our new Bagless Cyclonic Upright, and moved furniture around each room as my Wife chased my steps with our new vacuum at a very slow pace. We had to empty the canister 8 or 9 times! We clean this place weekly, and in one hour, I felt as if we had never cleaned this carpet. In conclusion, I highly recommend this vacuum. The suction is extremely powerful, it is easy to use, it isn't accompanied by 15 attachments that no one uses . . . just the ones everyone does use, and even though it is shown to be 19 pounds, it is quite effortless to push it around the carpet. It's a little tricky to empty the canister the first couple of times, but once you got it, you got it.