I have had a VX1 for 4yrs now, I think this model must have superseded it, but it seems very similar. I love my Vax, it is thorough, rarely blocks up, if it ever does it is simplicity itself to clear, if you should get something caught in the brushbar the motor cuts out, so it is a simple matter of pressing a button to reset it.
I have previously had a Dyson and had nothing but trouble with it, it blocked up each time I used it, it was fiddly and difficult to clear the hose didn't suck properly, The bottom plate was extremely difficult to get back on after removing drive belt to unblock the tiny space behind. Give me Vax every time. I have just bought their Dual V washer as well and am thrilled with that too. Top marks for Design to Vax....thank you.