It's by Razer
No seriously. There are two major problems that bother gamers:
smoothing, and acceleration. The Taipan has/had great amounts of both. Now while the smoothed/laggy feeling was apparently fixed - albeit not eliminated - by a firmware update as many users stated, the acceleration cannot be fixed, because it's the nature of this very sensor. Depending on how fast you move the Taipan its sensor reacts with either 0 accel, positive accel, or negative accel, which makes it kinda unpredictable, and takes a great deal of getting used to. Now, if you're not into FPS games, than you'll most likely never even feel the acceleration, unless you look for it. If you're into FPS and use high sensitivity, chances are you'll never run into acceleration either. So it's really just FPS+low sens that the Taipan makes users go nuts.
If you like the shape, want a highly customizable device, and are either not into FPS altogether, or a mid-high-sens player anyway, then it's actaully a really good mouse.Edited by phl0w - 7/14/13 at 3:52am