Some people love them, some don't like them. Almost always its the way you have to shift the trans in and out of 2nd gear.
Re: durability, if its a street car, with a sane amount of horsepower, there probably won't a problem.
I have had customers who complained about noise issues, but since noise is subjective, I can't comment.
My best advice is before you drop a chunk of cash, try to drive a car with a TKO. If you like it, buy it. If not, be glad you saved your money.