uuuhhhhmmm...it depends on your lifestyle. I gamed pretty heavily back then so I needed something that would last. Roccat Taito died in a few weeks (frayed, and peeled off). Artisan pads were too prone to sweat and dirt. So the logical choice for "me" was something that could be washed on the fly, and was tapered so it wouldn't fray. Honestly, not all people have the same priorities so if you're happy with the PowerRX, that's your cost-benefit analysis. Mine ended with the Roccat Hiro, and it was a steal. It's price was about $35 (brand new). If you want a bargain, don't look at the MSRP. Look for a deal. I looked hard. I got what I wanted for a price I didn't think was possible.