I bought our Shark Navigator Freestyle in a pinch to hold me until our regular vacuum came back from the maintenance shop. At first I only planned to use the vacuum on our downstairs living room as I didn't expect to be without our other vacuum for long. Well our other vacuum needed more work. It's kind of old. So I started using the Navigator for more and more around the house. Our other vacuum came back but the Navigator had made it's mark. 1.) It was easy to put together. Pop here and there and voila. 2.) It's much lighter than our regular vacuum so my daughter can use it without help. Our other vacuum was too heavy for her. Also because it's cordless I can take it anywhere. 3.) I love that I can go from hard wood to carpet. Just step on the button and back and forth. 4.) I can see what it picks up on our floors but wasn't sure how well it was doing on our carpets. A few months after getting this vacuum we got a kitten. While he was tiny fur wasn't such an issue but now he leaves it everywhere. I vacuum much more often and having a lightweight easy to use vacuum makes it less cumbersome. 5.) Okay I've always been firmly in the bagged vacuum camp but after getting the kitten and needing to empty so often I'm in the dust cup camp now. It's so easy to empty this machine. I just press a button and the lid opens and the dirt drops in the garbage. 6.) I also make sure to maintain our machine by washing the filter and cleaning the roll brush, brush roll, whatever you call it. The instructions are easy to help you do that and I appreciate that. 7.) I know it's a simple quick and easy vacuum but I would love an attachment or something to get in small corners. Still love the machine though.