Can't say I know how you felt as the last time I checked in a piece of luggage was....at least 20 years ago, all my belongings usually fit under the seat and I have a packable duffle bag in case I bought things.
We can do a week in a cold climate plus a week in a tropical in a carry on each but sometimes you run up against the rules where certain items can only go in a checked bag regardless of whether they would have fit in your carryon
I mean sure but this is a molded wheel, pin and axel. No reason it shouldn't be replaceable as it's already a solved problem for luggage. Well I know the reason: it was infinitesimally cheaper this way and might lead to a new purchase. Who cares if it adds to the giant piles of trash in our landfills we made ever so slightly more profit!There's an engineering principle that says "The easier a product is to use, the more complicated the engineering behind it." Things are unrepairable because we have to have 18000 features packed into a small space, so every nanometer of free real estate is used. This means a lot of layers and interconectivity takes place.
And...well...that makes things difficult to repair.