Originally Posted by Snots
I should be getting my new Rat MMO7 either today or tomorrow. I have been reading a lot about the mouse, and aside from the dust problem causing strange mouse behavior, how reliable is this thing? I have read many people are breaking the scroll wheels, and buttons seem to be falling off. I also ordered a glide 9 mat, which should be coming next week. How durable is it, and how well does it perform with the MMO7? After spending some $184.00, I sure hope I didn't make a huge mistake. Also been reading about horrible customer service. Thanks.
I have no experience with the RAT 7 but I have used my RAT 9 for almost 6 months now without any hickups. The only problem I really had was that my aluminium mousepad caused the mouse pointer to act funny and screw up. After I switched to a black cloth mouse pad I haven't experienced any issues at all.
I'm scared that I'll break it at some point especially since I have heard the same horror stories as you have. I think it feels sturdy enough and I just love the way that it sits in my hand. The thumb scroll wheel is an amazing tool and is perfect for switching tabs and using as a volume control.
I absolutely love this mouse but you should probably wait for someone who has had it a bit longer than I have to get a better insight.