I also have this one and would buy it again in a heart beat.
To the person with the arthritic concern, I cut and tied a stretchy hair band around the handle of mine, then just move it up to the trigger, if I know I'm going to be vacuuming for a long period without stopping. Otherwise, the trigger needing to be held forces you to turn the machine off, while you stop to pick something up, move something or whatever along that line and helps to extend your battery life. With a regular vacuum, I don't generally turn it off when I stop to do those little things, but with the cordless, those minutes here and there are the difference between getting the job done and having to charge before I'm through.
Also, not standing upright on it's own forces you to return it to the charger, so it is always charged. If it didn't have that feature, mine would get left in other rooms (by all persons in my household, including myself) and constantly be without a charge when I need it.
Also, the brushes come out easily, without tools. A coin or anything similar will turn the release for the brushes so that you can clean them. We have 2 dogs and 2 cats, so that is VERY important for us.
We also use it in the room where the cat litter is, to clean up what doesn't get left of the kitty matt, around the litter box. The brushes don't shoot the litter around the room, but picks it all up.
My husband thought I was crazy to buy this in the beginnning. We've had it for several months now and recently he stated that he reverses his opinion and is amazed at how useful and convenient it is.
Don't hesitate. You will find this to be a super convenient tool for the little jobs and won't have to do the full vacuum job nearly as often.