I expect this will be a surprise; a write-up about a vacuum cleaner.
"Get a Dyson" they said. So we did. After a succession of cheaper models including the de-rigeur cleaning company Henry, we needed a new one. The Hoover it replaced decided not to work, no suck, and so I began to search Google for reviews.
Hell. Google seems to pay less tax than a 90 year old pensioner but their search engine, skewed as it is, does work.
So we ended up with the Smallball. It does the job and is far superior in design to the Hoover. Sucks well and it manoeuvrable it most situations. Not as good on stairs but I manage.
So is it worth £180? Yes. It does the job and I guess that's what you want from it.