There is hardware for all tastes nowadays. I think some people only sees what is literally spewing "gaming" all over the boxes. For me that is like outboard effects and boxes for Audio Studios, if it says "pro" on the box, that is probably not Pro at all. It's a good thing though. The 13 year old in me can have all the bells and whistles on one machine, and the serious stuff on another. So complaining about it is just stupid. Buy what YOU need or want. There is everything from the bog standard old style optical Mouses available as well as the ridiculously over-designed stuff, but more importantly everything in between. Same with keyboards. Everything from Plastic flimsy rubber domes through M-style and all other sorts of clicky and non-clicky keyboards with or without extra keys or lighted keys. It's a good thing.