Originally Posted by Gearbox
Obviously you and only you can play a better game. A mouse or some other peripheral is basically your preference to translate your commands into the game.
Gamer-grade peripherals just offer niche technologies to improve precision and overall execution of your commands, but really it all comes down to you. All the high-speed gear in the world won't make you a better player if you suck.
I'm so happy right now! Someone actually understands! I figured I'd read thru the thread and have to be the one to make this reply. I have played competitively with a Microsoft Laser 6000 (with polling rate @ 1000hz) which is rated the WORST mouse on esreality.com's mouse benchmarks.
I bet 95% of the people here couldn't out-aim or cause a malfunction of the sensor (while playing) on a $10 mouse. I also bet you all THINK you got better when you bought the mouse, and therefore played better - also the drivers probably removed mouse acceleration from Windows (which was previously on unless you used a registry hack).
If you need to ask what mouse is best for you, chances are you don't really need it. Obviously if you have discomfort in your hand/arm then go for it, but if you think its going to make you play better you're lying to yourself.
Just my 0.02
OT: I personally use a deathadder at this time. After years of playing high sensitivity (3-4"/360deg rotation) I learned to play with my arm, at that point I could out-aim my mouse and the Laser 6000 often malfunctioned while in game. The deathadder has a much better sensor, thats the ONLY reason I got it.
I now run 14"/360deg in all games, mouse accel disabled via registry and NO drivers (stock windows ones are fine).