I have only used a gameness gi in my 10 months of BJJ (the white platinum one).
I have only had to use one patch on the knee (very weird place to get a hole, I think it got caught on something). Other than that, there has been pretty much zero wear and tear on the thing. It's a tank. It IS a bit heavy, but I like that anyway as I get a better sweat / workout in when rolling. It's durable as all hell. Zero complaints.
"Speed plus mass equals destruction" - Brock Lesnar