My passport's cover's text is fading: the name of the country is still readable but the coat of arms has almost disappeared.
The rest of the passport is fairly okay--you can see I bring it around quite a lot, but it's not wet or broken and the personal information page is completely legible.
I have visa-free access to both Russia and China, so I wonder if they will be extra strict on me because of this. Noteworthy, I reside in Germany. Also, I will be entering by train to both countries.
Any (bad?) experiences?