Yeah, something can be vertically stupid, do something. This mouse is designed to sit upright on it's side (obviously) for ergonomic benefits. Most of the buttons and scroll wheel are on the side to still be used by your pointer and middle fingers. I'm trying to imagine actually using a mouse like this, and it isn't working out too well. So we'll just classify it as another lame ergonomic mouse, but I'm sure I'll be thinking differently in 20 years when my hand has turned into a carpal mess from a lifetime of non-ergonomic mousing. Oh well, it's the price you pay. $63.