I do agree that the cord is a pain at times to wind back up..it's very long but it does have a quick release (turn the knob type thingy)...but of course, no quick way to roll it up. I've only seen automatic windups on canisters, not uprights but I could be wrong. A big plus to having a longer cord though is that I do not have to take the time in my house to relocate the plug because the cords are never long enough on some of the hoovers I have had, then I have to move around furniture to get to the plug..ugh..I got tired of that. To me, the long cord was a huge plus and worth the extra 15 seconds to wind up the cord at the end. I think it comes down to what irritates you in a vacuum cleaner and to cure my irritations, I felt I had to dump the hoover in favor of the dyson.
I found the attachment telescoping part to be so easy to work..works in a snap and that is how I do most of my dusting. I noticed the dc07's are different than the other models when it comes to the telescoping part. I got the dc15 but I believe the dc14 also has the easy telescoping. I also chuckle as my hubby now breaks out the dyson to do cleaning when he "never" did that before. I'm for any vacuum cleaner that will perform this task
! Every broom I had disgusted me because I eventually had to clean the filter. I even looked for brooms online and in the brick and mortar stores that had better filters and all of them required disgusting cleaning. I personally could not take that at all and gave away my broom I had. I guess I couldn't get past that gross filter cleaning.
I have had hoover after hoover after hoover and been thoroughly disgusted with them. I have been raised frugally and had a very hard time buying a dyson but I couldn't take my poor daughter's hands anymore becoming yucky after being on our floor even right after vacuuming with our last hoover windtunnel. After cleaning with my hoover, I used the new dyson, my mouth was open at what the dyson picked up and I haven't bought the cheapest hoover either. If hoover works for you..great! I looked at the extra expense this way: I spent so much money on hoovers over the past 7 yrs, it cost me more than the new dyson I got.
Lots of sales are going on with dysons. Keep your eyes open on sale ads and you sometimes see them for sale at linen's n things, best buy, etc.
The best advice I got here was to go to Best Buys and try them all out. They have all the models there. You will want to pay particular attention to the telescoping part.
Whether a person gets a dyson or a higher end model that some folks have listed here, I think one thing I wish I did before anything in life was to invest in a GOOD vacuum (and they aren't cheap by any means but well worth it). It would have saved me a lot of money in the long run.