Hehe, nice! I agree, the DC14 is probably the most sturdy and robust Dyson made. The plastics rarely snap and can take a good pounding. In my house we have. Mixture of colours. Carpets upstairs and tiles downstairs with large area rugs. Out of all Dysons we have owned from DC01 to DC25 (except the DC11,15,18 and the cylinders after the 14, none of them can easily vacuum the one carpet in my house. In my bedroom there's a really thick pile carpet, like American style, even the trusty DC14. Origin with seals in the soleplate ant cope well, but it does alright.
Thought the DC25 would be good, but I was wrong. The cleaner head is way to lightweight so when the heavy ball digs into the pile, the cleaner head is lifted up so it is as efficient as a DC01 :/