My last (quite decent, actually) cheap pump finally died when I accidentally left it under the mill table and then lowered the knee on it. It was time anyway, I think - gauge no longer worked, it would suddenly lose head pressure and you'd slam the handle down and bottom it out, etc.
But now I feel old, because I looked at the cheap pumps, and I looked at the Silca, and I couldn't stop myself. We all get there eventually, I guess.
Pregnant lady townie desperately needed air, too. WW road frame #1 from 2004.