I'm a straight up clean freak, lets just start with that. I'm renting out a house for college and obviously need a vacuum. I want the best. I've seen SO many ads for these cleaning machines, and always think to myself... "Are they really THAT good??". I went to Sears today to look at one in person, and was impressed, but what about y'all? Can you vouch for it's performance, or not? It's a lot of money to waste on a vacuum, especially if it doesn't work!!!