I'm very happy with my new Shark vacuum!
1. Even though I thought I wanted bags, I'm loving the ease of emptying the bagless vacuum. I couldn't change the bag in my old one. It was too complicated for me, so Tom did it. Also, no more expense for bags. I usually used one+ every time I vacuumed.
2. Hose is softer and more pliable than my old one.
3. Controls are simple and clear, and not many of them. In fact, the whole design is simple.
4. Easy to change it from doing bare floors to rugs.
5. Much lighter to carry up the stairs.
6. It is noisy, but I expect it has to be to be able to pick up dirt. Suction is good.
So, a great success!