Try high accuracy mice on a variety of surfaces and you may smell a rat.  The manufacturers are not trying to weasel you out of your money, they are trying to find a solution, so try not to be too shrewish, and constantly badger them with complaints.  In fact, you otter head to CoolTechZone, to read up on their findings from 2 compaines, Logitech and Razer, to see just what is up.
“In a brief commentary, Razer confirmed that the current variant of laser technology does indeed work best with smooth surfaces, but similar to Logitech, it’s working on supporting as many tracking surfaces as possible. Instead of altering various settings in the software to remedy the tracking issue, Razer has issued a firmware to distribute more power to the laser, which does improve compatibility.”

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