I am cognizant of the issues but still in. Reasons? I saw this for the first time and wondered why I would need such a big mouse pad (I question the need for a mouse pad anyway because the last mouse I owned that had tracking issues without one was mechanical). I then saw the picture showing the keyboard resting on the pad and realized that what is functioning as my desk has been begging for this for a while on account of scratches. Second of all, I've never seen a mouse pad that didn't have separation issues after heavy use. I have heard tell of magical fairies that hand stitch mouse pads for the gaming market, but I don't see any of those dropping right now, and whereas those, most likely, cost more than 20 bucks. I'll take what I can get for now. If a stitched one drops in the near future for around the same price, I'll probably get it too.