We have a central vac system, but it's a bit of a hassle to pull the big long hose out and then put it back for a couple leaves in the entry or a cat hair tumbleweed. I had been watching the price on this waiting for the sale price, and it finally hit when I was paying attention. Compared to a Dyson V6, I'll take this vacuum any day. I have a 'matching' dust buster type hand vac from Hoover as well that uses the same battery, so it made a lot of sense.
Things I like most:
Removable battery (can use a spare for longer runtime)
It stands on its own
Rubberized wheels are quieter than most on wood floors and less likely to scratch
Excellent suction (I've not found anything it won't pick up)
Works well on bare floors (wood or tile)
Works well on deeper pile carpet (my big Dyson stalled on it)
Not ridiculously loud
If I had to nitpick, the dustbin is a bit on the small side, but it hasn't been an issue. I won't complain about runtime, because a spare battery solves that, and at the sale price, it's less than the normal price for the vacuum and a spare battery.