I'm tolerating this vacuum until we can get a different one. I can get the job done, but its not performing up to my expectations. It makes a really loud noise on the carpet setting and its difficult to move the lever on the bottom with your foot to make the vacuum tilt for floor vacuuming. I feel like I'm frustrated with this machine every time I use it, and it makes the whole house smell with whatever has been vacuumed up-it gets in the air. Its doing the job as a vacuum, but in an unpleasant way. Maneuverability Its bulky and hard to change settings. Ease of Maintenance Its easy to get parts if I need them, and easy to disassemble Suction Performance It has annoying noises on certain settings Versatility It has several ways to clean Design I won't be getting this design again! Durability Its holding up!