I have one of those straight-line ones that Shapiro used to use all the time. As it seems with most people, the components ended up falling apart- grip, paint. Not a bad handle as far as the structure goes, just seems like the the grips and paint fall short a bit.
SO- I made a little project out of it, re wrapped the grip and painted it. Turned out pretty well actually! I've got bigger hands, so having a larger diameter grip is actually pretty nice. Thing is still holding up well!