I knew that the smoothing topic would be mentioned here again some time.
And I kinda knew it was from somebody who doesn't own the mouse we're actually talking about.
That's why I'll paste my previous post from another topic in here again:
I don't want to underrate anyones experience with mice, but in the last 1 or 2 months things got really crazy here on OC.net, and I mean really crazy. People start to feel input lags and get literally sick from too much smoothing, and basically any new mouse with 3090 or 3310 is crap because it's inferior to the old optical sensors that were built into mice that nobody can even purchase anymore.
r0ach started it I think (and I'm still thankful for his findings and his support regarding minimizing input lag) and from then on a wave of users began to feel that something is odd with new bought mice. I wonder how much talk about all this would be on here if this topic wasn't brought to light in that way it did. And tbh I still cannot see any difference in input lag between my WMO, IE3 and FK on 450 DPI. I tested it for nearly an hour straight on offline servers in CS:GO, QLive and Warsow. In direct comparison. And usually I'm the guy who sees the small things first and has kinda a sense for things like that (at least I often get those comments from family and friends). Of course the WMO is more agile and for my hands and grip performs a tad quicker, but that is because the feet are smaller than the FK and it glides more effortlessly and is lighter overall too.
As long as there is no scientific evidence and the tester has the same mouse shell with same mouse feet and underlying mousepad with different sensors inside in direct comparison, it really should be stated as a mind trick or placebo effect or plain discomfort regarding performance or tracking.
For the sake of staying sane and reasonable I now begin to sell my huge backup of WMOs and bought an Avior 7000 with an optical sensor from 2013/14 with omg-smoothing-I-have-to-puke which will arrive this week. For all I know the shape looks damn promising, quality too, and with a sensor with 5+ m/s and adjustable lift-off distance it's kinda the dream come true for me regarding optical mice. And if somehow some time I notice that it DOES have perceivable input lag, then please don't hesitate to bash me, but for all I know I will settle on this thing.