I think I'm going with a G500, my first real gaming mouse. I did buy a G5, died within 3 months, no receipt. I have small hands, like to palm, I'm very broke, so the $89can tag (a good $100can delivered) is a pile of money to me. Is the G9x worth the extra $30 (plus extra tax making it $140can)? It looks dam big. I also need a keyboard. Both are falling apart on me as I use them 8-10hrs a day. Looking at the G15 2nd gen kb as well, but probably will have to wait. Wanted wireless, but mamba mouse is horrid expensive. X8 Sidewinder mouse wireless looks much lower performance than the G500. Arrg. So little money, so much to buy!