The Fierce 5000 feels pretty good in your hands. There is a padded siding where your thumb will sit on one side, as well as one for your right-most fingers as well. Just above the thumb, there are a pair of buttons marked with arrows, while the top of the mouse not only contains the standard left and right buttons and the wheel, but it also has a clickable button towards the palm of the hand in the middle. Finally, there is another pair of buttons just to the left of your pointer finger.
While the mouse has a good feel to it, based on button placement, it is obvious that the device isn't designed for lefties since most of the extra buttons are found near the left side of the mouse. Of course, at this point, many southpaws live with right-handed mice in their daily lives anyway.
The Fierce 5000 also has a lengthy cord-styled wire that makes it easy to manage and, for the gamer-on-the-go, promises that it won't get tangled. While I felt like a seven-foot long cable was a bit much to deal with, these days I feel like cables in general are just too much. Of course, it is completely understandable to design a gaming mouse not to be cordless. The last thing you want to happen while in the middle of a fight is to have your battery die or for a signal issue to cause your mouse-clicks to not get to the computer.
There are a few other features in this mouse, the least of which is the high DPI count on the laser and it's fast reading capabilities to insure the fastest response possible. While I never noticed any issues with the mouse's response time while testing it, it is hard to really tell if this mouse performed better than my normal one, a Logitech MK700, which I'm sure doesn't sport 1000 Hz Polling and a 5000 DPI Laser Engine.
There is a disc that comes with the Fierce 5000 that installs the mouse's configuration utility. The software's UI might look straightforward at first, but when you look closely, you will find that things aren't quite as intuitive as they first appear. More on that in the last section.