More on How Much the Mighty Mouse Sucks

Okay, yes, I’m beating this one into the ground, but to me it epitomizes how Apple chooses flashy looks and bullet-item-ready quasi-features over good design and usability. Chris discovered recently that the store from which he buys his Apple stuff (not an official Apple Store, but one of the endangered Apple dealers) gives all of their Mac-buying customers a Microsoft optical mouse because experience has taught them that otherwise the customer is going to come back in a couple of weeks with their dead Mighty Mouse in hand.

Have I mentioned that the last MS mouse I purchased (specifically for use with my iMac to replace the Mighty Mouse) cost $25, half the price of the Mighty Mouse?