QPAD Heaton XL
Owned for: 6 Months
Price: Stupid High
I bought this pad looking for an extremely large hard/plastic surface. My initial impressions were great and I loved it. The feet that were included felt amazing on this pad but eventually fell off. The feet on most of my mouse don't feel that good for me (too slippery or too cheap/plastic-like feeling) and I don't have control. The feet on my MX518 stick to the pad with a more oily feeling but still has that hockey-table-like feel I desire.
This pad is -slightly- more worn in the center vs. the edges in the short time I've owned it, but I also grind my mouse across the pad when making large swipes and play very aggressively. I also noticed the cheap-feeling feet of my Naos3200 seemed to wear the pad quicker than the MX518, as well the shape and the way I'm dragging the mouse across the pad. I'll often drag the thumb piece across at an angle and do more damage than I should. Upon recently switching back to the MX518 that habit is broken and the feet feel consistent across the whole pad.
The surface (although unmovable because it's plastic) feels "softer" and definitely wears the feet less than other pads. It almost polishes your feet rather than scratching at them. This may be an issue though, cause as I said before, the pad is prone to damage if you're rough on it. It's all perspective, I suppose. I'm just trying to be non-biased about it, and simply report my findings, the best I can describe.
Overall, I'm going to continue to use this pad until it needs replacing or I find something that will force me to not use it.