Hm. I'll have to keep this one short and sweet, only been taking aikido for a couple of weeks now.
I own 1 gi.
Haven't lost it. Yet.
Funny stories? I bet many people have had this happen, but, during a class, my pants fell down during a rather rough kotegaeshi because I didn't tie them tight enough. I think I'm STILL red over that one.
I dry my gi with a hairdryer.
Nope, just the dryer works for me.
Gi's are too HOT. Even if the temperature in the dojo is 60 degrees, my gi is hotter than an oven. I'm tempted to wear it around this winter.
Just my $.02.