After agonising for months (given that some of the existing reviews are very negative), I finally took the plunge and ordered one. On opening the parcel, I was very impressed at how solid this vac is - it assembed with satisfyingly robust clicks. Although impatient to try it out, I let it have a full charge and tested it today. My intended use was for an upstairs, mid-week quick improvement vacuum to work alongside my monumentally heavy but very powerful main vacuum. This little sweetie rushed over the upstairs carpets removing all my hair (very long!), threads (from sewing), fluff, grit, dog hair and assorted muck. Sometimes a couple of passes were needed but nothing drastic. So I carried on to do downstairs while it was in my hand! The dried leaves which had blown in to the tiled floor were a bit tricky but not impossible, the wooden block and parquet floors presented no problems. Kitchen lino cleaned up a dream (even right up to the cupboards). The conservatory (main entrance to the house so it gets filthy) has quarry tiles and an industrial mat (loopy nylon) and the Vac quite happily swapped between the surfaces. It took several passes to make it look good, but I wasn't expecting it to be powerful enough to make any difference at all. So, all in all, under 10 minutes to whip round the house, under things, round obstacles, and it all looks lovely. Not that my (male) family will notice - they don't see dirt til they have to climb over it to get to the fridge - but I can see a vast improvement without a corresponding expenditure of time and energy. So glad I decided to try it for myself. Thanks Lakeland!