Mine is pathetic. Needs to go. Planning to save for a new one, but I've had bad luck with vacuums in the past. It MUST be lightweight, but not megabucks. I don't care how much you love your Kirby, I can't afford one. So it's got to be reasonably priced. Years ago I had a Kenmore, which worked great, but it was the canister kind that you pull and that's no good here. I have a small house and I really need an upright. I've also had a Eureka upright, which was nice and lightweight, but otherwise pretty useless. Didn't pick up well and the belt constantly broke or came off. Right now I have an old used Kenmore upright, the kind that takes bags, and it doesn't work well, and I hate the bag concept anyway. I always ooh and ahh at the Oreck vacuum ads boasting that it's only 7 pounds, but they're EXPENSIVE. The Dyson ads are impressive too, but again, more than I can afford. I only have two small rooms with carpet and a couple of area rugs, so I just can't justify spending a ton of money on a vacuum, nor can I afford it even if I wanted to, but I'm sick of crappy vacuums too. Is there any happy medium? Anyone have a vacuum that is an UPRIGHT, LIGHTWEIGHT, preferably bagless and works great that isn't a bazillion dollars??? Exact models and pics would be a real bonus!