I just don't have the patience for this. All I want to do it get dirt up off the floor and be done with it.
So, I started reading reviews online and checking into new ones. I came across the Shark Navigator Upright Bagless vacuum on the Walmart website. It was a little more than I wanted to spend at the time, but not outrageously priced, but after reading the reviews, decided to buy it. Now after having it for all these months, all I can say is...I LOVE it! Well worth the money I spent, it has never plugged up or lost suction, works great for both my carpets and tile floor. The canister holds a lot and is very easy to empty. It's lightweight and easy to .maneuver. The cord is nice and long. There is also a pet hair attachment that works great on my sofa...and having 3 cats and a dog in the house, I need it.
So that's my opinion on the Shark Navigator. I don't see myself having to buy another new vacuum anytime in the near future...but if I did, I would definitely stick with this one.