the mionix 7000 naos and the logitech g502 are the same price, at least for me...
a cheaper mouse with a bunch of buttons and a good sensor is the g602, but its wireless
maybe the corsair m45? i don't know if the buttons beneath the scroll wheel are reprogrammable but if they are, good sensor and even adjustable weight so you can try some different weights.
some tips when you're looking at the mice at the store. I don't know which mice will and won't be available there but some general suggestions:
Don't be impressed by high dpi, its a meaningless number. Even if it says 12,000 dpi, the sensor only really takes a picture at about 900 dpi and then software cuts pixels in half and you never get increased accuracy with higher dpi.
Avoid dual sensors mice.
If a mouse says it has zero acceleration, thats ideal.
IMO, Zowie, Roccat, Mionix, and Logitech are the most reputable companies. Lets call them group A. Then group B isn't quite as reputable, but are known for making mice and are still fairly quite reputable and consists of Razer, Steelseries, CM storm aka Cooler Master, and Corsair. (yes, this is probably a bias, but its not without reasons) Then most other mice companies aren't very well known for their mice and are a bit of a gamble, some of them might be good, but its risky. So if you're looking at two different mice, and one is group A and the other is group B, and you're looking for a decider, simply pick the one from group A. Or if one is group B and another isn't in either group, then pick the one from group B imo.
oh, zowie mice don't have programmable buttons, so you shouldn't get one if thats important.Edited by Atavax - 4/13/14 at 10:57am