Originally Posted by _02
Maybe it is because I am just now starting to use the WASD keys instead of the arrow keys, but I love having everything on my mouse. This is talking mainly about TF2, however, where I basically ONLY use the keyboard to jump, crouch and move (and medic call, which I wish I could have on my mouse).
Having my melee, weapon switch and voice comm mousebound make me much more efficient. Maybe because I can't use the keyboard well enough though, but I consider myself pretty dexterous when it comes to key tapping.
I agree, having a mouse with more functions can and does balance what each hand is supposed to do, rather than have one hand carry the full load of functions.
Now, I'm an average typer, but being able to type didn't exactly help me with game key striking. Depending on the game and of course toggle settings and how each configures functions, you rarely have to multi-task in typing as you do gaming. (Meaning, Holding down shift or ctrl while moving with WASD, and possibly having to strike F,R,C,Z,X or what have you all that the same time and quickly.) Sometimes it seemed like brain overload. Allowing myself to learn how to play properly with a common mouse was rough, but really paid off for me. I now game with a G700 which honestly has more buttons than I actually have use for and was almost a pointless purchase because striking keys had become a habit to break.
But which ever path the OP takes, make sure it's with a K&M and take the as5 whipping in strides. It's just how it's gonna be in the beginning.