don't waste your money on steelseries, i really think that none of the top players would even use that piece of shit if they wouldn't be sponsored by them. Shit quality, shit mouse and expensive as fuck. Logitechs are good, zowie is good, but anything with that bullseye logo is bullshit, remember that.
I have to disagree with your statement. Only Kinzu v1 was shitty mouse from SS that I've had my hands on and that's only cause of the hardware acceleration. I haven't tested zowie but I hear they're the best ones out there. Intellimouse 1.1/3.0 rocks too... And one last thing, Logitech mice have been SHIT trough out the years with one exception onf MX510/MX518 series.
well from those mice I've tried out/owned MX518, 510, 310 300 and g1. Plus I've had G5 too and all of those were worse than the Sensei I have right now or a Razer Diamondback OR SS Xai.. OR IE 3.0 OR IE 1.1.. the list goes on and on forever. Roccat Kone was a bad mouse too and a Razer Lachesis as well.
i think people just look too much at "pro" players. If thers a tournament and some dude makes good game, everebody start looking for his mouse, settings, config and so on. My recommendation is that, get yourself a PC which never drops fps below 99. Get yourself a nice gaming mouse what suits your hand. Try about 10 mice and buy only one of them. Get yourself a nice mousepad. Now bind the buttons as u feel the most comfortable, dont ever change them again. Set the sens and zoom_sens. Set your graphic setting, choose the resolution(don't change that either). I prefer 6x4 or 8x6 but the first one suits me better.
Now, just play that amazing game whit your settings, never change them again and i sure you, you will get better.