The FE was my first Nikon, bought back in 1979. I put a lot of film through it (and also the F2A). It has always been a very reliable camera. And still is.
My only quibble is that the film advance must be in the "stand off" position to take a photo. Through the years, I've missed a few shots here and there because the film advance was in the "stowed" position.
Thats my biggest gripe with Nikon, they saddled their best cameras with this, it drove left eyed shooters away from the brand. The F3 doesn't have tihs problem which is why it one of my favorite Nikons.