Cruciform quality

So what do you think of the quality of cruciforms these days? It seems that you strip down and old vespa that hasn’t been touched since it left the factory 25 years ago, replace the cruciform then 2 years later it’s already worn out. Is it just the way I ride or is the quality really worse than it used to be?

Are the „V/A“ branded ones and the Piaggio ones the same quality? They look suspiciously like they are made by the same people…but of course the one in the Paiggio bag costs twice as much.