a ricer in this case would be someone who adds exorbitant and unnecessary- often incredibly flashy additions to their periphery. usually to look "hip" or "cool" or to make their otherwise terrible product look like a quality high performance product.
as far as periphery goes, quake players- the professionals, much better than I could ever hope to be won tournements on nothing but 13$ mice, heavy *** ibm keyboards, and a monitor with the mass of most engine blocks. the only reason any of them ever converted off of their long and consistently used periphery is because the end of manufacturing life on their mouse, and for the money company like razer pays them to push their products. albiet some of them are actually good ergonomically but they're usually inferior sensors and flimsy buttons and scroll wheels encased in a light show with the label "professional" on them.
if you want to do your hands justice, when you decide on a mouse or a keyboard or a joystick, make sure firstly that its construction is up to your own personal standards, including durability of buttons and sensor quality, and then you should go to a store that showcases them in real life to see if they're actually comfortable for your hand.
reliable tools and consistency will win you games where accuracy and responsiveness is important, not colorful lights and fancy designs. although I do hear that led and stickers and pointless product designs give you extra precision for those 360 noscope headshots.. lol.
its a lot like those old nike commercials, where they would show a pro doing a slam dunk with the shoes on, implying anyone that buys their shoes will be able to play basketball when really it's the individual's skill through training and natural ability that lets them make hard things look easy
Edited by Battlecruiser, 07 June 2012 - 04:28 PM.