Have had two handles part company on Daiwa black widow BR 5000A , both went, just at the pin joint whilst reeling in ,managed to put a older spare handle off a regal reel , but have not been impressed with quality of handles .
Loved my old regal. Still have it as back up. I got one off eBay a year or so back for my mate for just over 20 quid and it was absolutely mint. Didn’t look as though it had ever been used. Last time I looked on eBay they were selling for the same price I got mine New Years agoManaged to get a double handled one ,still left with one that the handle has parted company at the ball joint, the old regals had much more robust handles in my opinion .
I have used Shimano for 20+ years and pick up 6000/8000 Aero GTs ( 1990's style) when I see them at the right money as great for barbel, river pikingguilty as charged your honour!
bit like a magpie - buy shiny new toys
in my defence i do use the reels (so probation?)