Thanks for all the advice, folks - your forums has been a mine field of hard to find information. I tried to get by just by reading and using my best judgement, but it turns out my judgement is AWFUL. So here's my story:
I've been using a Razer Lachesis the past few years and it's been a fantastic experience feel wise. The right trigger became loose and the screw was giving me a bit of trouble, so instead of doing some quick repairs I decided I could just replace it all together with a new mouse and look at the Lachesis down the road when I needed a spare. Did a bit of looking around and went with a kone pure, primarily for budget reasons.
Not happy with it, though, so hopefully someone here can point me in other directions? I have a week to test drive the Pure, so I have some time to do some more digging and getting more opinions.1. What's your grip style?
Mostly fingertip, though because of the size of the Lachesis it's partially palm. The Kone Pure is throwing me off because it seems designed like a logitech for a palm grip, but is so small it has to be held in claw. Not a fan of pressing the scrollwheel with my finger joints!
My hands are really small, but holding the Kone makes me wonder if it was made for ants. Probably because I used the lachesis for so long. What're the odds of getting used to a different mouse shape?2. What's your sensitivity?
High. Kept my Lachesis at 5000-5600 90% of the time. I also play on a cloth mat and barely ever move my hand from the pivot point. Which, on my lachesis, was right at the butt of the mouse for stability, but I can't do that with the Pure. It's causing my hand to cramp up a bit from how much extra pressure I need to exert to hold the mouse still.3. What's your maximum budget?
Technically I suppose I could go up to $90 to include the Kone's larger brother and some of the Mionix's, but I'd really rather stay around the Pure's budget. I picked it up for $70. I could go elsewhere, but primarily I'd prefer to stay within the stock of Memory Express: http://www.memoryexpress.com/4. Do you want additional buttons?
The two thumb buttons on the left side of the mouse has been fine for me, but it was primarily the positioning on the lachesis that made them nice. Their low profile and the position made it possible to rest my thumb on both simutaneously, so if I rocked my thumb forward the finger tip activated the front button and rocking it backwards activated the back with the joint. The Kone Pure has two buttons in the same general spot, but I'm finding my self hitting the space BETWEEN the buttons more often than not.5. What games do you play?
Primarily Warcraft, but I usually check out all the games as they come out, which includes FPS' (though I don't play them as heavily).6. Do you mind about prediction?
Not really, I can generally get used to settings like these fairly quickly.
... I'm embarrassed to admit how many times my hand slipped and missed the click because of the feel of this mouse while trying to click the bold button.