My DC01 was beginning to show its age, and though it had never given any trouble in the 10 years I've had it, at the first excuse I persuaded myself that it was time to buy a new Dyson. (The 'excuse' was actually a loose (fixable) wire but Opportunity was knocking . . .)
I knew that Dysons had obviously come a long way since the 01 but the DC14 All floors is a good Quantum Leap ahead in technology and performance. I expected it to be better, but not that much better!
My carpet appears to be a different colour, the cat hairs have completely gone, it cleans up to the edges much more efficiently than the 01, and I find the machine itself extremely easy to handle and manoeuvre around the house. The new system for emptying the dust is brilliant and all the buttons are easy to find and operate - once you know where they all are. It is well worth reading the handbook and familiarising yourself with the anatomy of the machine before you start. I know, it's a vacuum - how hard can it be . . . but it did help!
I would recommend this machine to anyone, it's well worth the extra expense, and a 5 year guaratee is worth a lot. Well done Mr. Dyson!