It's been more than three years since I replaced my kit lens (Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS) due to busted AF function. I rarely use it right now and usually I resort to it when I do macro photography via reverse ring or tube extensions.
I tried to use it as the primary lens for my project this weekend and tried to check and see how it still performs on product photography that I have been doing for several weekends now.
Recently my wife and my kids gave me a new pair of shoes for Father's Day. Anything new is a good opportunity for some product shots as the subjects are still in their best condition. It is also a good chance to try something new, experiment with some stuff, and practice photography.