Miele. Our Miele one just died, after 16 years (the dust got it in the end, we did our house up). It's allowed after 16 years coping with kids and dogs. We got a new Miele from JL. not the c&d (although we still have a dog), that one was over budget. The new one is so good, we had to retrieve socks, puzzle pieces and various other stuff from the bag. Have to be careful with the dog, might de-hair it by accident
I can honestly say it is the best vacuum I have ever had - the carpets look cleaner after I use it which with a messy 3 year old is at least once a day. It is strange to change heads (from carpet to laminate) but I found I have now got a "system" and although bags are expensive I only have a 3 bed flat so I only change roughly 4 -6 weeks so not too bad. So all in all very pleased. Oh and the dusting brush is great for cleaning the glass tv table too as well as cobwebs!
We have cats so need one that can pick up cat hair & is relatively lightweight. I hate the one we have but DH bought it before we got together & is strangely reluctant to change. Anyone got a fab one I can tempt him with?