Excerpt: This is, without a doubt, the absolute coolest, most amazing, most comfortable, most adjustable, best looking, and usable mouse I have ever owned. I was reticent about plopping down 94 dollars on this thing on Amazon, but after reading all the reviews, and needing a good gaming mouse, I relented....
Summary: The mouse itself is not half bad. From the moment that I opened the package about 2 years ago I was impressed on how you can customize the product to your own satisfaction. Then comes the manufacturing defects. The screw on the thumb part had a sharp burr. Enough to be an annoyance when gaming. (I was just told to get something to file it down.
Summary: I bought this R.A.T 7 way back in 11 July 2011 (thanks for telling me when I bought it, Amazon) and have been using it ever since I got it. The mouse takes some adjustment to get used to but once you're used to it you can't imagine going back to other mice. Ever since I bought it, I've received comments on how funky the mouse looks. :) 1+ year in, the usual signs of wear and tear are there..
Summary: The title says everything. This is a classic bait and switch. The bait is a great looking, highly adjustable mouse. The switch is the part where they forget to mention it will fall apart in no time, because it's a crap product. For three YEARS I gamed on a cheap logitec laser mouse. It was nothing special at all. I beat the hell out of the thing, and never once did it give me a problem.
Summary: This is the best feeling mouse I've ever owned. I was not all that captivated by the transformer-looking design, but I gave it a shot. The feel of the mouse and the adjustments you can make are awesome. Weight, where your palm rests, where the back/forward buttons are, lets you make it the perfect feeling mouse for you. I have read a lot of bad reviews about quality issues and failing sensors. What is the point of a mouse if it is not reliable.
Summary: I've had this mouse for about 3 months, and it has held up excellently. I am somewhat new to PC gaming (have played occasionally in the past, but really started within the past 7 months, and I've played almost all types of games avidly. The mouse's robotic looks adds an awesome element, and the customization is wonderful, considering my hands are bigger than the average, as well as the weight system. Personally I enjoy a heavier mouse,so the weights were perfect.
Summary: I'll be brief as most other comments cover it's other idiosyncrasies. The first install on one of my boot drives worked well even loading the custom Photoshop profiles. The next install on drive two (both boot drives)the Photoshop profiles would not install. So being the brave, NOT, person that I am I found I could manually program the thumb wheel and have it function. I downloaded the software a couple of times with out any change.