Originally posted by regnak
Why the MX518 isnt so highly liked is because fast switching between the dpi settings is pointless during games. [/B]
This is wrong. The MX-518 is not meant for casual gamers but hardcore gamers especially FPS players. Being able to switch dpi on the fly gives a player a great advantage. For example, being able to switch dpi for sniping and running. That is why the Razer Diamondback was every gamer's favorite mouse and tremendously endorsed during game tournaments. Logitech basically came out with the MX-518 to combat the Razer Diamondback which also has on the fly dpi switch.
If you're a casual gamer you don't need to dish out the extra $$$ for a gaming mouse like the MX-518 or Razer Diamondback.
The most critically acclaimed "everyday" mouse if the MX-1000. The most critcally acclaimed gaming mouse is the MX-518 although many people like Razer Diamondback better (especially left handers). Ergonomically since I'm a right hander I like the MX-518 better...the buttons for the Razer are just weird. But the drivers for Razer Diamondback are still better (more stable) than Logitech's. You can't go wrong with either mice if you're a serious gamer.
Otherwise, unless if you want wireless (get MX-1000)...just get a MX-500 or MX-510 or Razer's Viper.
Also, DJ-Chris the reason why the Diamondback is more heavily endorsed by gaming competitions is because that was one of Razer's marketing strategies. They did something REAL smart and that was target gamers and that is why they have associations with cyber leagues.