Hey, I just read the article about the mousepads. Pretty good on knowing some information about each though I have one question. Which lasts the longest? My current one is a ratpadz that lasted about 1 month. After that, the plastic surface began to flatten out into a smooth thing that wasn't smooth for the mouse. Now my mouse gets caught on these areas each time. So I'm looking for a new one that will have that great feeling the ratpadz had when I first bought it. Anyone know which has the best wear factors? Won't wear out fast? I would assume steel or alluminum since they aren't really wear out though anyone have another take on it? Cheers!