I bought my Nikon FA new in 1986 as far as I recall. For a couple of years I used it together with a F100, but I actually preferred the results of the matrix metering in the FA when shooting slide film. I used it until 2006, where I bought the Nikon F6. At the same time the sealing needed to be replaced as it gummed up.
It's a great camera in my opinion, and I have decided to keep my sample on the shelf, even though I don't use it anymore.
For me the most annoying thing about the camera is the viewfinder coverage that always gave me some trouble when shooting slides.