Late last season my '09 developed a very stiff and "mushy" feeling clutch pull, accompanied by very hard shifts. Suspecting some sort of internal woes, off to the local guru it went, for what I thought would be an expensive visit... I felt pretty stupid when he took apart the lever assembly and saw that the lever had started to chew into the housing. Apparently a small bushing had come adrift, and it was simply friction due to metal shavings in the action.... Cleaned up, lubed and now good as new. Which admittedly is not as nice my buddy's '11 Tenni, but not bothersome by any means.