I own a Dirt Devil stick vac, so when my full size vacuum went out I ordered this due to the rave reviews. However, when it arrived I was very disappointed. This is quite small, not much larger than my stick vac and rather flimsy - not what I'm used to at all. It reminded me of a toy instead of a vacuum, so I returned it. I guess I'm just not comfortable with a compact.
To be fair there are good features. Suction power is strong, I have no doubt that it cleans very well. I also loved the cord length. No need to switch outlets as often as most vacuums require. Lightweight, easy to handle, and bagless. It's not for me, but it may work out for you just fine. Seems suitable to smaller spaces.