I'm looking at the new Dyson V8 absolute thing. Currently £140 off at Currys making in £379 The Dyson V8 Animal on the other hand is £289 at Appliance Direct £90 is a big difference in price but what's the difference in cleaning power. Does anyone own these things? Better yet has anyone owned both of these things? We've never had much luck with vacuum cleaners, I remember going through about 7 utterly rubbish vax/hoover/whatever point blank refusing to pay £500 for a dyson. Then gave in a bought a Dyson, it's about 6 years old and still going strong but the kids are getting older and creating far more mess. I seem to permanently have a trail of mud, beads, shredded paper, crumbs and general rubbish showing every direction and route in the house that they've travelled. Life would be much much easier with a cordless as I do seem to spend far more time getting the thing out and putting it away than I do actually using it. So I ran a comparison on Currys website and they look like the same 'hoover' just a slightly different colour and the absolute says it can vacuumed stony surfaces - why I would need that I have no idea! Am I missing something or have they just painted the thing yellow and called it the upgraded version at a much inflated price?