As with many things, a mouse is very personal. I prefer a larger contoured mouse that fits comfortably in a man's hand. The tactile response of the keys, buttons, and wheel are very high priorities for me. This mouse has all of those features and matches the requirements nicely. Where the mouse is a slight disappointment is with the programmable buttons on the side of the mouse. The default setting is the forward & back functions. It always seems to go back or forward two pages to each click, but it is intermittent. The scroll wheel has a side to side function, but this doesn't seem to work on a majority of my applications including IE7. The choices were so limited for a wired mouse, that I would choose it again given the competition.