I am surprised about this too when I inspected my order. The texture of the buttons as well as the weakness of the plastic is disappointing. I am surprised Roccat would endorse this. THe buttons that ship with the Nyth are better... you just can't get those in different colors or forms. Speaking of which, Shapeways doesn't offer a set of six two button tabs, like the set included with the Nyth, I'd buy a set even if it were inferior.