SmartWaterTreat it well and balance it perfectly every time and you’ll give it a good life
counter point to this is if you baby gear to much you're going to miss shots that'd you'd otherwise nail if you're willing to take the risk. It's good to remember that at the end of the day they're tools. If I was caught up in perfectly balancing and perfectly protecting my gimbal when I use it there'd be a significant amount of shots I'd be too busy being cautious to get, or couldn't even delicately get the gimbal to the location to begin with. The motors can handle an off-balanced load, pretty much all gimbals give a max weight that's lower than what it actually can support
I got my mōvi summer 2015 and its still going strong, despite me not treating it delicately at all, crashing with it on hill multiple times, filming in the rain, and even it getting stolen from me (entire pelican case full of gimbal + accessories) and later fully recovered (write down your serial numbers!!! you never know). It's showed no signs of slowing down, only annoyance is its slow boot time compared to more modern gimbals, but that's been an issue since day 1. If an issue does happen to pop up Freefly customer service is excellent and Seattle based, definitely something to consider when shopping for gear like this.
I like the idea of the speed and convenience of something like the Ronin S, but in actual real world use the stick style gimbals suck compared to the "normal" cage and wide handle style ones that you can comfortably grip with two hands and mount accessories on top so the weight is spread better. Also dealing with DJI customer service is trash when it comes to drones, its honestly pathetic, so I would actively avoid DJI for all products that they aren't a leader in, aka anything but drones