But what they DO now sell in the US is the Dyson DC11! Finally a non-upright from Dyson in North America. I've held off for almost two years from buying a real vacuum cleaner, much to my girlfriend's dismay (I have a nice dustbuster and a very nice shop vac). But now's the time for the Dyson. I can stop thinking about having someone convert a Japanese model, etc.
Woohoo. I wouldn't have found this out yesterday if I hadn't been reading this thread and decided to peek over at the Dyson US site.
Ok, thread hijacking over.