I knew someone would eventually post about the vacuum party.
Apartment Therapy has a review, sort of.
On a side note: We have the 'Animal' Dyson and it simply kicks butt. I'm no longer nagging Lrudlrick about loose vacuum parts strewn around and dumping the refuse is super easy.
In the last 8 years, we've gone through at least 4 vacuums. It may be more, but I can clearly recall 4. We've had the Dyson for a little over a year now. Since then, I have not had to clean hair out of bristles or replace belts every two months. The Dyson is worth it's high price.