It’s been nearly two years with my "favorite vacuum cleaner" and it’s as much fun as the first day it arrived. I have realized that I like it in part because its a manly vacuum, then it dawned on me – IT IS A MANY VACUUM. So, for any guy who wants one, I say go for it and also go right ahead and give it to your wife / girlfriend as a gift. Just remember to explain "it’s a manly vacuum" and you bought it for her so *YOU* will use it and not her. the first time you volunteer to vacuum the floors, you’ll be a god – the perfect husband / boyfriend – the unexpected gift. With any luck, she’ll be showering you with praise and perhaps a gift for you too !