Platypus The issue is more that Zowie uses a custom lens to lower LOD further, it makes the native DPI steps weird values (only native value you can use is 2300) and makes it much more inconsistant surface to surface
Pretty much this.
I was the one who made that post on OCN about the dpi changing, it's not as big of an issue as I made it out to be. It's something that I haven't noticed since then with a Zowie FK and EC1 evo.
My intent was not to make someone paranoid about some small detail on a mouse, I apologize for that.
As said earlier in the thread, don't get too invested into these things. I've personally stopped caring about the little things (especially the whole "smoothing" thing being talked about on OCN) and I just use whatever feels comfortable.
Basically just ignore all of that nitpicking about Zowie's, ever since I started using an EC1 again I have nothing but good things to say about it.