Alright, so the Sidewinder X6 is great, except it has the detachable numpad...which adds a distance and a crack to gather dirt...however it has some nice volume knobs. But I think I will have to pass it up due to the annoying gap.
The Sidewinder X4 looks very good, except I am not sure about its volume controls. Are they function keys to turn the volume up and down or is there media player keys built in without functions...or neither?
The Lycosa Ultimate looks cool, except its volume controls are function keys...which would be better than nothing...I like the ultimate due to the back light.
So I am at a break really between the two...$60 should get either one online somewhere, second hand possibly
I like the MX518 looks comfortable and usable. But people claim it's old...I suppose that doesn't really matter??
The Deathadder looks like it would be my favorite BUT it has the back and forward buttons RIGHT where my thumb would be. Can anyone confirm I won't be accidentally pressing those when gaming? (Typically those buttons are knife and grenades...LOL).
The Logitech G5? I think it is...looks just like the newer MX518...is that the only difference?
Thanks for the recommendations so far. Hopefully someone can quote this reply and answer a question or two, and then someone else can answer the ones unanswered....