I can't find the thread anymore, but I just wanted to tell everyone that I went to Costco and bought a purple Dyson "Animal." It was $349 which included a $50 instant manufacturer's rebate. I want to thank everyone on the DIS for providing such great reviews on this product. That was all the motivation I needed to go ahead with the purchase. The second I started to use it, I could noticeabley tell the difference. What suction power this bad boy has! Thanks again to everyone!!! This was a big investment to make, but it was well worth it.