I would consider this to be an excellent entry level gaming mouse. I got mine for -50% in a tigerdirect sale. Personally, I prefer larger mice, and this one has a great sturdy feel to it. The DPI is easily adjustable with a small button on the top. The mode button on top is fairly useless, as the only auxiliary buttons on the mouse are two forward-backward buttons on the side "wing". For a price point of between $40-$60 depending on where you shop, I consider it to be superior to most other mice in its price tier. It cleans easily, and the thumb rest on the side is great. The biggest downside to this mouse is that it is certainly not ambidextrous, and there is no model for left handed users. I recommend it to anyone with limited money but a need for a quality gaming mouse!