I have for about 9 months been using a Razor Mantis cloth mat with a Cyborg RAT 9. I have loved that mat for many years but cloth mats have moved on since I bought it and it has the sort of grime that no amount of washing removes (ekk). The Cyborg RAT 9 I hated from the start. It was too heavy and the sensor glitches frequently and it doesn't move smoothly. I think it hated the mouse pad due to the large weave on the cloth, but it also had terrible mouse feet which I had to exchange. All in all I went from some awful mice (Razor Mantis). So I finally followed the esreality guys advice, got myself a Zowie AM and a Puretrak talent cloth mat. The pair really makes a massive difference. The mouse pointer finally goes precisely where I put it, there is no acceleration and its simply accurate. All these fancy laser mice from Razor and Cyborg and Saitek, I tried a lot of them and in the end I am back with a very basic mouse with optical, and quite simply its better. Laser mice for the most part are just rubbish and being back with a light mouse that is accurate feels so nice. My game improved immediately. Highly recommend the combination.