I've loved this shifter from the day I got it. Basically, it can withstand anything you throw at it since the whole unit is nearly all metal and the shifter mechanism itself uses a magnetic sensor so there is no friction (since it uses Thrustmaster's H.E.A.R.T system) as you change gears. The shifter also comes with different modes, sequential and h-pattern. This is extremely helpful and is easy to set up. All you need to do is unscrew some bolts and swap the shifter plate over to whatever you wish to use!
So overall, I think that this is definitely worth the money and gives you an immersive experience when playing racing games.