LOL I'm fairly sure I didn't. Have to say though that a big factor in reducing that shifter life was my heavily drunk friend whom I let once play for about 1 hour and most the time he tried to shift in diagonal, not H pattern. Have to admit I was beginner to manual when I bought it. Oherwise it would last me longer, anyway soon after that I could only select 3rd and 5th gear, no other. But it surprises me you haven't heard about anyone breaking it. Just google for g25 shifter broke, lots of people complaining it broke by the time warranty ran out. Would be interesting to know how many of are those total beginners, children or regularly intoxicated though lol. Recently I made myself happy by buying TH8RS which appears to be really indestructible.