I have had this Dyson DC28 Animal Vacuum for just over a year now and I cannot say enough good things about it. My only complaint is that the front is a little big and does not fit under furniture quite as nicely as I would like, but the overall performance and ease of use cannot be beat. One of my favorite features is the long twenty five foot cord. I can honestly vacuum my entire two thousand square foot house and only change the outlet I have the vacuum plugged in to once. It is wonderful! Maneuverability It is easy to move as long as you have the floor setting right. It can be a little difficult to move on carpet if you do no have the correct pile length set. Once you figure those out, it's a piece of cake. Ease of Maintenance Emptying the canister doesn't get any easier than with a dyson. It's literally no mess at all. I empty the canister after every time I clean. I never end up with any on my hands which is wonderful considering my old hoover used to leave me dirty. Suction Performance I was literally floored at how much more the dyson sucks out of my carpets than my old hoover did. The difference is amazing. I will never go back to a cheap vacuum. Design As mentioned above, I wish the front was a little smaller to fit under furniture.