Last year, tired of non-sucky vacuum cleaners, I went to the little vacuum cleaner store in town, talked to the owner, and (also having made up my mind I would spend more than 150 on one! I was prepared, in otherwords) I bought a Lindenhaus. It is QUIET (dh ALWAYS comments on how quiet it is), and it sucks.
On-board tools, simple to use, HEPA filter, uses a bag. I really like it.
BTW, the store owner turned his nose up at the Oreck, too, Brickman.
Good luck finding what you want for what you want to pay.