Originally posted by b3nj
Well... it's a pretty mouse. and flashy and cool, but to be honest, It's a peace of crap.
Nice feature that 2 in 1 button thing. And the scroll ball is pretty cool.
But have you tried to use that thing with Photoshop or Illustrator, or what ever program that you really need to use a right click? That thing is just plain hell on earth... damn that thing is just plain worthless...
Ctrl+click is the way to go if you don't have an other mouse. (in apps like PS)
I bought 1 for home use when they were first launched, and used it occassionally (since my wife is the primary user of our iMac), but felt pretty good sticking with my Microsoft Intellimouse 4 at work (with my PowerMac). Oddly, I kept finding myself drawn to the MM, sure it has 1 less button than my Intellimouse, but it's so "Apple" in aesthetic.
So, I bought one for work. I love it, and I hate it. I love the scroll ball and the satisfying little clicks that eminate from the mouse as I scroll. I love the ease of pressing the 3rd button (dead center over the ball) to view my EXPOSE windows. I even got used to the side-press buttons for my other favorite action: EXpose desktop. Right click hasn't been a problem, so for it's core functions it works fine.
Here's the biggest problem, and it's a biggie. If I use Expose with the Intellimouse to expose the desktop, click an item, then use expose to assist in dragging that item to a new window, everything is perfect. Click, click, drag, drop. Ahhh. Now, try to do the same thing on the Mighty Mouse...Whoops, You can't. With Expose Desktop mapped to the side buttons you squeeze the mouse to expose the desktop, then release and click on your item, now try to squeeze to bring the windows back while still holding the left-click...You can't, it only accepts one 'click' control at a time. THis can be frustrating and slow down my work.
Still, I haven't switched back to the Intellimouse because there is just something about the Mighty Mouse. Perhaps I'm officially a Mac nut?