I got this as a wedding present. Truth be told, I was sad to see my Hoover Junior go. That machine was the best, easy to take apart and unblock, reusable bags, good solid construction. By comparison the Caddy seemed almost flimsy, and I scratched it the first time out by banging it on the drop-leaf table. The design is clever, with everything stored on the machine, easy to change nozzles for vacuuming the stairs, and "medium" in the scale of noisiness. They did a bag redesign a few months after I got my machine, and that did seem to improve the suction. My dad has this machine now, only fair since I broke his Panasonic (it fell down the stairs and the case split) and he says "it's still good enough for him".
Short name: Hoover U5112