My soft top came from a salvage yard in NY. Kneers up Hoosick Street through Troy. It came off a 97, and mine's a 2001.
I've had it on for 4 winters, and it keeps heat in nicely, keeps snow and ice under control well, and is just as good as a hard top, except you can put it down whenever you want as opposed to having to go all the way back to your house. (Only paid $75 for it too! Win!)
I keep 3 in 1 oil on my zippers, and they are smooth as silk. No problems. These soft tops are tough as nails and stand up to anything nature can throw at it.
TL/DR - Don't worry about it.
Losing hours at work? Taxes up on your paycheck? Having trouble finding a doctor? Your kids trashy?
You voted for it... Stop complaining.