I've read reviews of fuNc, XRayPads, RatPadz, even Razer surfaces. I've looked at Razers, the MS-branded Razers, the Logitechs and more in terms of mice. I don't want thousands of buttons, but a simple model - two main buttons, maybe a DPI switch and a couple of subtle user-definable keys would do me just fine (mostly play FPS myself, some CS:S, UT, plus some DTP and other day-to-day work activities where a couple of extra buttons would come in useful).
I'm (preferably) after a large, fabric mousemat (like they have in Omega Sektor in Brum, if you've been in there) - they work very nicely with the Razer Deathadders they have on their machines, and they're extremely comfortable to use. Prefer them to the hard, plastic surfaces - I went through sets of teflon pads for my last mouse when I last had a plastic surface, and I didn't like how they wear smooth after a while (I can't remember the manufacturer, but it had the Unreal logo on it! think I bought it from OcUK many moons ago).
So kb+m fraggers, which combos do you find work best for you (pardon the pun) - and which would be best value for money whilst not sacrificing technical ability?