I am new to the forum but have been using dyson products since around 2006. Overall I am pleased with dyson products and believe that it has pushed the vacuum industry in a more competitive direction. I do get the impression that the older models of the dyson have proven to be of a higher quality product than the newer models which is disappointing and hope that trend will reverse. I also think these forums are wonderful! You can get some great insights on all the various models and which ones seem to perform better and how to resolve some of your own models issues as well as commiserate with others who have the same issues. Anyway, glad to finally be a part of the forum and hope to contribute.