Yeah I can see that, you're probably right. But that still doesn't take away the fact that I really don't like the position of those mice, it just feels weird. But perhaps it just takes getting used to and it's much better after that.
Many of life's situations are hindered by our psychological protection mechanism.
For example, If I just tell someone that they're wasting their time with the Brand New $400 Aluminum flat keyboard they just bought.. Against all of the physical characteristics or potential benefits of the ergonomic keyboard, THAT person has to face the reality to MENTALLY abandon his most recent , Large purchase ..
$400 is alot of money to some people, and , to accept that uncorrectable reality that this was a waste of their efforts is tremendously stressful..
Because this threat to their mental stability Far exceeds the immediate improvement of their -Hand health- which is a problem either unforeseen or projected to occur much later.. They will arguably CORRECTLY choose to protect their own psychological balance.. rather than rationally re-evaluate their keyboard Mistake..
So, I say to you iLLucionist, as someone who can understand and at least be open on the subject of psychological-self-balming-delusions.. PERHAPS you are amidst of this common psychosis, which from the third person perspective is only impeding you from moving more --quickly-- onto a superior Mousing and keyboard platform..
Because --iLLuscionist-- recently acquired a G403, he can not simply Accept that it may be for naught, therefore he has to emphasize the negative weight of his short and potentially inadequate memory of previous vertical mouse trials..
Thereby protecting his current mental stability, without having to face the reality of having made a sub-optimal decision.
Accepting change and mistakes quickly is for the mentally strong.. and if we treat this as a skill.. You could see how this would be tremendously efficient and powerful in competition to other human adversaries you'd face in the future. !!
And so my explanation here is 2 different gifts to you.. The mouse, and the path to Cognitive dominance. //Friend.
You refer to two different psychological processes. One is cognitive dissonance, which is this "psychological protection mechanism". Second, this psychological balance of having to admin you are "wrong" refers to ego threat, which invokes self-presentation goals (Leary et al.).
I'm not against those mice. They may be great. I'm only pointing out that those that I've tried simply sucked. Which may be related to the shape and/or sensor in those. I don't know which they supply at my office but I can guarantee you it's cheap junk. Recently I'm supplied with a <= 250 nits TN panel with PWM at the office, so I can't imagine they have proper mice in the light of that information.
Also, what is "ergonomically correct" for you, still may not work. Think of all those "ergonomic chair". Or worse, those "recommended ergonomical work positions" (like 90 degrees elbow, look slightly down on screen, etc.). My point is, everybody's body is slightly different and thus the "average" rule may not apply.
That said, I don't know if I'd like a proper vertical mouse. Never had a proper one.
Likewise, I prefer "horizontal mice" but if you were to give me one from Trust or some other crap brand, I'd probably hate regular mice as well.