For months I've been deciding on what vacuum to buy. At the end I chose the DC23 animal, but it seems to be out of production. The DC32 animal is pretty much the same though, apart from the missing Bactisafe (according to the specifications, it only has a HEPA filter)
In a nutshell: it's rather compact, not too heavy and powerful, really powerful!
The container doesn't look too clean because of the fine dust particles on the inside, and cleaning the container after every use would be a drag, but this is the only downside I have discovered so far.
It's actually a joy to vacuum with the DC32; too bad it's over way sooner than with a regular vacuum cleaner. It passes smoothly over carpets and feels light (both the wand and the cylinder itself). It turns nicely as well as the bulk of the weight appears to be engineered around the axis.