Prior to 9/11, flew our colors on a semi-regular basis, but 24/7 every day since then. Naturally, I've worn out a few flags. Last year, a local Boy Scout collected worn flags and did a proper flag-burning as a work towards his Eagle Scout.
Like religion it's particularly offensive when some attempt to subvert it for their own agenda. From a political party hi jacking it as their own logo to those who would sell anything to us with it draped in the background, it's most certainly been abused. Thankfully it's real meaning lives on for all Americans of all walks of life, colors, creeds and origins!