My new vacuum is quieter and seems to spin it's brush faster than any other vacuum I've ever owned. It sounds like a buzz saw when it's close the edge of the carpet. There are a bunch of thigns that are better about it, and only a few thigns that I'll miss from the old one. All the latches are also stiff. This is not a vacuum for the elderly.
(and I thought i would never had a need for this icon.)