Sometimes I get that funny feeling when people is so much trashing Razer for their quality and then they praise Logitech (or the other way around, put any known brand here).
In my experience?
Had a DA that I took to LANs more often than not, with metallic and plastic mousepads scratching and bumping against it, it has a few scratches but that's it, it didn't peel, everything worked like a champ for three or more years.
Then I also had 2 G5's and 1 G500.
One of the G5 was skipping like crazy on the Qpad I used to have, so I did replace it with the newer G5 2007, which one button broke off after mere two weeks of use.
Several years later I took a G500 because it was the cheapest mouse with that sensor, and I really wanted to try if it would be a worthy contendant for my DA3.5G as a competitive mouse. One week and the mousewheel was broken, it wouldn't register left or right movements. It wasn't suitable for competition either.
My DA and DA3.5G still work pretty well, although my old DA (it's been like 4 years of continual use , carrying around and bashing) felt it's age (mouse clicks weren't that consistent and mouse wheel wouldn't be that exact, but still usable).
You have at least three great choices in this price range provided you don't need gargantuan CPI values :
G400 : Good optical sensor (up to 3600CPI), ergonomic shape, durable design. Try to see if you can palm one and you're comfortable with it, ergonomic mice tend to be about the consumer's tastes.
DA3.5/BE : Great optical sensor (up to 3500CPI), ergonomic shape, should be as durable as G400. As before ,try to see if you can get hold of one before ordering, as shape can do or break a mouse.
Zowie AM : Great optical sensor (up to ~2300CPI), small ambidextrous shape, seems robust (hasn't been in market for long enough to know), should fit any way you grab your mouse (claw, fingertip, palm).
If you're so or so looking for higher CPI, at this price range you could get either of those :
G9x : Best laser sensor so far, although it has acceleration, claw or fingertip grip.
G500 : Best laser sensor so far, alghouth it has acceleration, for palm grip mostly (if you have HUGE hands you can fingertip it too probably). It was the sensor oddly placed in the front of the mouse, so it can be annoying.
Hope I was of help