I have a Gen1 G15 and am personally starting to hate it. I used to love it but the only reason I brought it was for the backlit keys and the LCD. Yes I find the LCD useful as an FPS monitor and to monitor CPU and RAM usage but it is hardly necessary. I only use the G keys out of games to launch applications and such, never use them in game. Personally I see the use of macros in game as hacking/cheating. It is very evident in BF2 when players bind the "dolphin dive" technique (jump, dive on ground, aim down sights, unload), you even have the ability to tweak the macros out of game and make the action quicker than humanly possible. Games weren't meant to be played with macros, they are meant to be played with the skill of the player, not doing the action once, recording it , tweaking it and then just hitting a single button to repeat it as many times as they want. I can see its use in MMOs but it has no place in FPS games. After using my laptop for the past few months I find using the G15 itself very painful. The keys have way to much "give", they are very clacky and I find this down right annoying. I am going to sell my G15 and get the Logitech Illuminated Keyboard, same layout as a laptop keyboard and with backlit keys which is the only feature I really use in my G15. Personally I would not purchase the G19 purely because the cost is insanely high ($400AUD, that's a whole $80 more than I spent on my Q6600) and hardly worth it, that and the fact that I hardly "love" my G15.