I just finished my first custom stick with the Sanwa JLF and Seimistsu buttons. Before this I had a Hori EX2, and to be honest, the stick felt fine when I first got it. The problem was after 2 months of play, it started to feel looser and worn out.
Now I’m a little worried that the same might happen to my JLF, however the general consensus is that the JLF is of higher quality and will last much longer. My question is how long can I expect the JLF to last if I play couple of hours a day and I’m not hard on the stick? What exactly is the part that gets worn out on the hori stick and what makes the JLF less prone to the same wear and tear?