Dyson or Kirby or Miele, oh my???
In my haste to purhase a decent vacuum after having BOTH my cheapie Walmart vacs die at the SAME time (also tired of making the Walton kids richer with their cheap Chinese products) I decided to buy a decent vac. Flipping through the tv channels I saw the Dyson canister. Hmmm, sounded good so I ordered it - last Thursday. On Friday, everyone says "why didn't you just get a Kirby?". So I reseach and the pros say Kirby wins hands down vs. Dyson, so I go to ebay and bid on a new Kirby SENTRIA, figuring I would return the Dyson and just absorb the shipping cost (better than being forever unhappy and thinking I bought the wrong one). Then I do more research and I find the "experts" think the Kirby DIAMOND is actually the better one (older but with two speeds).
There is a thread on home decorating re: vacuums (almost everyone just love, love, loved their Dyson) which led me here and now I read that everyone here loves their Miele. Help me please. I am in vacuum pergatory. I now have a Dyson canister still in it's box, so far no one has overbid me on the Kirby Sentria so I may also own that in a few hours, and now I am thinking I should have purchased the Kirby Diamond not the Sentria and maybe I shouldn't have purchased a Kirby at all, but I should have bought a Miele.
Can anyone make sense of this mishmash. Opinions please - by any chance has anyone owned at least two of these vacuums that could compare them for me. This is harder than picking out a husband.