DA 3.5G BE- Using right now since I kinda need more than 400 DPI. Although I don't game as much as I used to, I can understand why this mouse can be labeled heavy even though it's only around 5-6 grams off from a 3.0 which many of you consider light. Razer's Dual PCB design is really interfering with overall comfort and feel IMO. Another cons (for me at least) are undoubtedly the high lift off distance and shell design that tends to scrape along my mouse pad with the stock feet :\\. Sensorwise, it's the best for me.
Mx518- Never really liked the shape. Sensor is great regardless of correction/prediction. lod was high on some surfaces.
Ikari Optical- Ergonomic shape and felt quite average in weight. The surface materials aren't the greatest, but I guess I shouldn't except perfection from one of steelseries first mice. The plug and play 1000hz felt kinda strange at first coming from 500hz MS3.0's. Actually, this was the first mouse that I forced myself to play with 1ms polling lol.
WMO- I didn't buy this for gaming, but it's just one of those mice that I remember buying at the store and having a friend tell me it was better than my brand new and newly release IME4.0 lol
IME3.0- Bought my first one shortly after the WMO (in 2005? I think) and started understanding which mice were good or not based on what was said around scrims and pubs luls. Worked out okay until l figured out how to bump my polling rate to 500hz. Then the thing became freaking amazing and I never wanted another mouse again. Well my original broke sometime in 2007-2008 and I bought around 4 respawns since they were discontinued for a half a year I think? Compared to my original, the 2 respawns I opened performed the same sensor wise, but just didn't feel great build quality wise. Anyway, I pretty much used this mouse on and off from 2005-2010 buying mice in between, but never satisfied.
IMO1.1- Only reason I bought these was due to an ebay seller in china selling off 3 mice for 10 bucks. Better build and Main microswitches then the WMO, but a little bulkier for the claw grip.
Oh and with all 3 of these mice, I have 1 main complaint. Stupid. thin. plastic. scroll. wheel. encoder.
G500- to me, this mouse just felt awkward and heavy. The sensor would malfunction swiping at high speeds on any cloth surface using my desired cm/360. I'm sure it works great for people who pivot their mice though.
Xai- I actually like this mouse, but it's not the greatest value on the planet. $90 for a WMO/IMO1.1 Shaped mouse with a 1 NA year warranty. Sensorwise, it was like the G500.
Kinzu- While smaller than the WMO, I actually would have enjoyed this mouse. Except... The sensor malfunctioned at the same spot the WMO,1.1, and 3.0's sensor lost perfect control which was bad for me at the time considering I was ready to ditch those mice for something a little better. -Random amounts of acceleration. Check. -Enormous amounts of prediction that literally felt like you were using some map editor tool? Check. At least the lift off distance was great, but that didn't really matter with those other flaws.
G5- All I remember about this mouse was that I was able to make the thing malfunction from time to time.
G9- Was awkward to me, but at least the sensor worked better than the previous G5. Wasn't satisfied though.
Diamondback- Bought around the same time as my 3.0. Was okay, but I took it back since my Intellimouse felt better to me at the time.
Krait.- Same story with diamondback.
Edited by Skylit - 5/24/11 at 4:04am