I have a Dyson and I love it. Now, it did beat the cheap carpet installed by the previous owner to a pulp, but then, so did my previous vacuum. It is just really cheap crap carpet. It's come unstretched in most of the house now. And the first month or so, I could fill the cannister with fuzz in just one room! I have never seen anything like that. I was really afraid it was the Dyson's fault after all, so I switched to my previous vacuum and the same thing happened, so I figured it was the carpet. Anyway, I'm supposed to be reviewing the Dyson - I still love it. It assembles like a Lego model, and you can take it all apart and clean it thoroughly. It doesn't use bags, and dumping the dirt is actually entertaining. I'm not really careful with my stuff and it's taken a lot of wear. I bought mine refurbed on Amazon, and I had a problem one day and called Dyson and they sent me a part for free (well out of warranty). They are good to support their products. Highly recommend getting one of these. This is even a better deal than mine, very tempted to grab another one (mine's not a Ball).