This mousemat is very good.
I chose this mousemat because it has a hard surface, and since I am no fan of soft-plastic mousemats, I went ahead and ordered this one. It even comes with 5 glide pads which you can place under your mouse for better glide.
The mouse mat has two surfaces, one glossy side, and one rough side. I am currently a fan of the rough side, because I have a Roccat Kone lasermouse. It's perfect for my gaming, as I play a lot of FPS(First Person Shooter) and RTS(Real Time Strategy) games, you need a fast hand and a big surface to move on. Without friction, or obstacles. This mouse mat provides both, and even on a hard surface!
Now, my problem with this mat is this:
First of all, since it's 2 surfaces, you would ask, "does it not slide on the table when you move your mouse?".
Yes, it would, if they didn't supply a non-slip rubber base, which holds it firmly in its spot. I would like an encasing better than a rubber base, this because it is not as stable as i would like it to be.
Second, the glossy side seems to have become scratched, making it even worse than the rough side. This is no problem for me, because I use the rough side.
But, if it scratches this easy, I am sure that mouseball customers will become slightly frustrated over using £15 on an item that becomes useless over a short period of time.
All in all, a great item. I love it and will continue to use it. This, in combination with my mouse, has been the sole reason for my winning in Counter-Strike the past weeks.