I got a new camera strap one or two year ago. My old camera strap I had used for roughly ten years and it had worked amazingly. The new one was a gift from my loving wife and it was very cool and very thoughtful (seriously I really liked it), however it broke recently. What happens when your camera strap breaks? That's right, your camera falls. I got lucky and it was a short fall and nothing was damaged, it could have been a disaster. If you have something that has proven to work and shows no signs of wearing out, it's probably a good idea to just keep using it.