I recently bought this to replace my old 2014 Deathadder, which finally started to breakdown after 6 years of a perfect run. You can immediately tell this new Deathadder essential lacks the craftsmanship and quality. The feel is completely off. It feels hard and doesn't have the soft rubber grips on each side which the old version had, which made a huge impact on the hand grip and ergonomics.
People who have bought this and never used a Deathadder before won't be able to tell the difference. The only thing I can see an improvement on is the lighting. I am now thinking of returning this.