I have friends who tell me I really should get a gaming mouse. They say they are better but I never get a real objective reason. I have read reviews. The only thing I can see is better hardware. I just don't see that better hardware doing much. My current mouse and keyboard set up is a logitech lx 310 combo. http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Cordless-Desktop-LX310-Laser/dp/B000Q6RETS I remember the packaging saying the mouse was 2000dpi but I can not find anything to back that up. I am happy with this mouse. Nothing to call home about, but nice. I got a hold of a Creative hd7600L (velocity micro edition) for free. It has switchable dpi up to 2400dpi. My initial thoughts were that it is better built, and that it had very bright lights. . After some general use and gaming I have some pros and cons. The mouse sucks in general non gaming use. Either the mouse is too fast or two slow. I really liked the switchable dpi in games. The mouses' shape seemed like nothing at first, but was missed when I switched to my other mouse. Was it a worthy upgrade from my current mouse? Not really. I do realize that other gaming mice are magnitudes better than this. I still fail to see what appeal gaming mice have other than pretty flashing lights and better hardware. I still don't think that better hardware in mice makes that big of a difference. Am I right in my assessment or am I wrong? What even makes a good mouse? I'm not looking to buy a mouse. I just don't get it.