I know these Lowes deals can be few and far between depending on the store but I do appreciate when people post them and I'm able to find them. My local Lowes had this Shop vac on sale for $79.60 with 1 in stock. I ended up getting it for $59 (or $65 if I returned it) with a $20 off $100 coupon (eBay if you need one) because I had some other things to buy.
1. Accessories (tips?) stored in a compartment at the back (no longer knocking them off)
2. Place to wind the cord
3. 2.5" hose (not necessarily an improvement but a requirement for me)
4. Lower profile with wheels an casters is not top heavy and tipsy like my old one.
5. Motor is much quieter than my old model but still hated by the dog.
There are many reviews stating issues with the hose breaking at the connector. I did some quick vacuuming and mine seems pretty stout however I can see where people may have a problem if they are storing the vac with the hose attached and coiled at a sharp angle while constantly bumping into it or bumping it into things. The hose and connector are two separate pieces unlike my previous model so they would be more prone to breakage.