Originally Posted by Poetik
Get one of those icemat glass pads, I've had mine for years and it's still in great shape. Plus they are freaken huge so you shouldn't run out of space on it.
Ah, I take it you're an Icemat V2 user too?
Worth noting for those considering it:
They're now sold under Steel Series Experience I-2
Most laser based mouses (yes, it's a word) won't track it that well. I've tried various ones and optical tracks better on it repeatedly.
Buy spare teflon mouse feet, just do it. Glass will wear them down over time.
As for glass desks, it depends. Get one that is black and glossy (so it's coated underneath). From there just use Windex to clean. Never had a problem with glare or anything. Smudges do show up over time (hence Windex).