To the contrary of that Im using my SRW on the 3rd year.
2+ year of dayli use
The only issue until now have been a broken brake spring.
I bought a new small spring in a local ironmonger shop.
About the same size as a pencil spring.
Replaced it in 5 min without having to dismantl the wheel .
Only using a personal tweezer as tool.
You can allways hear stories about people who have wrecked their wheel after only 10 min.
Just check the net of how many people are telling negative stories about even very expensive wheels.
It probably depends more of how different peoples threatment of their wheels are than of the wheel itself.
At the moment I have just bought a Thrustmaster T500 base to mount the SRW wheel to.
Using the SRW only because the controls (thr/br & buttons) on the SRW are working sooo cool and presise.