I originally had the mouse and mousepad fromThe ProPad
But now Have the Goliathus Mat, and have since changed mice.
The Propad had Both Speed/Control Surfaces and was an awesome mat, I still have it, however my entire PC system is set in black and it stands out, hence the new one.
The ProPad is a Hard Mat, the New one is soft.
Depends on which mouse im using to which pad I prefer, My old mouse works flawlessly on the old pad, sucks on the new one, but my new mouse now I have the control version of the Goliathus, its great.
Each to their own, but its good to feel the difference between speed and control surfaces.