Oh definitely. Any fabric covered strap is going to get shredded after awhile. The Burton get-a-grip strap is indestructable. I guess the Union straps just work better for some than others.
Agreed. Do people get mad when their shoes wear out? Straps are like shoes - use them and they wear.
It is time for Eastsside to move on. Buy something else, go shred and have FUN. Much better than debating about it on the internet for days on end.