We've owned a Dyson corded vacuum for years but its just not convenient for quick cleanups. With two dogs, a cat and a baby the V7 is exactly what we need to keep our house clean. I have found so many uses for it in the short time we have owned it. Situations where in the past I would have tried to clean up with a paper towel now its as simple as grabbing the V7 off the dock and its done. It is also quite powerful for its size and weight.