Finally i got some new mice, bought off a few A4tech ones from the second hand market as well...
Left to right, first line: Bloody V8A, A4tech X-718BF, then Oscar X-718BK with A3080 and the one with PMW3305,
second line: Bloody A90 , Razer DeathAdder 4G, Asus Gladius, Bloody ZL5A, Logitech G502
I always wanted an A3080 mouse, now i have 2 , two different generations. The X718BK with PMW3305 is curios, not exactly the Revision 2 variant, but an intermediary design, between the old A3080 based one and Rev.2 .
The Gladius, G502 and the DA are a good reference for comparison. I truly like the A4tech mice, all of them. Not only these have the most advanced macro support ever was implemented in a gaming device, but also the strange form and the peculiar sensor implementation makes them a class apart.
The lower side of the strange revision 718BK (with the 3305)
So finally, after so long these models became obsolete , got the answer for the query i placed on this forum, back then, all by myself, after all. Only personal experience will be able to reveal how a certain mouse form will feel in your hands , or a sensor to perform, and to be honest,most of the reviews on Youtube or else are garbage at best, just people looking for cheap popularity, nothing more.
The only truly useful review i ever found was the one made by Sujoy in 2007 on esreality (long obsolete by now), and the sensor list on this very thread (with some more bits and bobs overall around on this forum).