I have about a once-every 1.5 week rotation. I only have toe/heel taps on shoes that I know don't have a recrafting service. So my Ferragamos and Mantellassis have it, while C&J and Aldens do not. I can actually tell and feel the difference with the plastic taps on, and I strongly prefer not to have them, despite the fact that I very quickly wear out the toes and heels. I understand why I need them, but I don't like them very much. Haven't tried metal taps yet, but I think they may be cooler.