I've a Logitech Marble Mouse trackball and I'm very very happy with it (solved completely my RSI in conjunction with a typematrix keyboard/dvorak-like layout).
The only problem I have is that after a few hours of use, the ball start to become more difficult to roll. This is caused by a black grease becoming solid on the three contact points between the ball and the trackball structure.
The workaround is to regularly (once or twice a day) clean those point of contact with a needle.
But is there a way to slow that grease from forming? Like cleaning the ball with some chemical product? What are other trackball users doing to solve this problem?