People pay a premium on a very high end yo-yos to get certain levels of aesthetics, machining precision, smoothness, playability, sentimental value, and perhaps resale value.
For you, what does it take to bring a high end yo-yo down to the level of a lower-end yo-yo? I don’t mean extreme cases like a dinged $300 metal vs. a mint $10 plastic or a broken vs. functional yo-yo, but perhaps a dinged up $200 metal vs. a good $100 metal.
For you, is the value of high end machining precision lost after a significant ding takes away its smoothness?
Feel free to provide specific examples. No wrong answers here, just your opinions.