Yeah, add me to the list that don't like Dysons.....Paid $800 dollars for mine when I had my cleaning business and the thing was a nightmare. Good suction, but can't suck up anything bigger than a paper clip! And I was constantly having to unclog various bits of it.
When I closed the business I used the Dyson at home. The whole, "no bigger than a paper clip" thing doesn't work well when you have three cats, one long haired dog and a child in the house. Eventually it fatally choked and died on a mixture of cat/dog hair, kitty litter and lego pieces.
I went straight out and brought a wet/dry pet vax. LOVE IT. Better suction than a dyson, you can shampoo the carpets with it, suck the water off the floor when son floods the bathroom and cost a fraction of what the Dyson did. Having bags again is a slight pain, but they're 11 litre bags! Even in my house it takes ages to fill them.