Summary: On first using my new Vax, I could not believe how much dust, hair and dirt it sucked up. Amazing suction and very light to use, even for my Mum (75). Easy instructions to follow to attach the different attachments and empty and clean the various parts and filters. Really clever design with different levers releasing different parts so they can be removed, and very compact storage due to the adjustable handle.
Summary: I didn't expect this to out-do our old Dyson by very much but was pretty surprised by the amount of dust we picked up from a house that we presumed to be clean. It's lighter, quieter and more powerful - well worth the money.