I've heard some good comments about the Dyson vacuum cleaners. I would like to try one. I have a Kirby that my husband bought and spent a small fortune on (over $1000!). It's okay but I hate having to attatch and re=attatch the accessories - plus it weighs a TON. I guess the only thing I like about it is that it is self propelled. Once you get used to that - using any other vacuum is too much work.