I got this for Christmas and it's been a game changer in our household! I have two kids (3 years and 3 months) and two dogs, so keeping up with vacuuming is near impossible. The Roomba cleans easily and effectively. From my understanding, this model is a "basic no frills" model, but it certainly meets our family's needs. The only cons are it takes awhile to send it back to the docking station, and it has to be a clear path between the Roomba and that station. It's also a tad louder than I'd like it to be, but no louder than a regular vacuum. Lastly, there is no schedule function, but I don't mind it since I work from home.