Originally Posted by ramraze
It's the middle part around the sensor. Was dragging for me too.
Are you sure? Also it seems more obtrusive when moving the mouse in left-right direction, but much less when moving up-down. Of course this behavior could also be explained by the thinner touch area when moving up-down.
Also the scratching noise is kinda irregular. Like it "feels" inhomogenity on the mousepad (using a Fireglider fabric mat; doesn't change anything on a flat mat though). I got some mice with rubbed off feet and they scratch permanently and consistently. Not so with this mouse. It's sometimes stronger and less strong - which is actually what makes it more annoying than the others.
On a sidenote I found out that the Fireglider mouse has a small plastic ring circumventing the glidepads. Maybe this is why it glides like a charm? Almost noiseless. The steelseries has not. And my other scratching mice don't have it either.
Btw. the sidebuttons are awfully loud. Othere than these 2 issues seems like a good mouse.