I was skeptical of buying a dyson at first, as i'm a believer that you shouldn't have to spend an arm and a leg on a vacuum in order to get a descent functioning one. Boy, was I wrong. Over the years, we've gotten countless machines, and end up replacing them within a year of purchase. What I love about this product is the 5 year warranty! It makes the cost so much more easier to bear, and it is true, sometimes spending more is worth it! This product does it all, picks up pet hair stuck in carpets, the tool attachments are perfect for small spaces and underneath furniture, and the suction is so strong, it will pick up almost anything you need. I definitely recommend this product. I like the canister version as it suits our lifestyle and being on one floor, it's easy to wheel around and hit each room. I have not had an upright so I can't comment on that. Easy to use, easy to assemble and worth it. I'm a believer!