On the flattest battlefield we've had so far, your five most nominated mousepads go to war. Hard or soft? Wrist rest or no? It's all up to you.
The #1 bestseller in gaming mousepads, the QcK is just $10. Medium-sized, with a smooth cloth surface and rubber base.
The SteelSeries HD series comes in two sizes and features a hard, light-reflecting surface to maximize your mouse's capabilities.
Silly naming schemes aside, the Goliathus is big and made to resist the abuse you put it through. Here's some quick Gizmodo coverage. Note that there are different sizes and surface quality options for this one.
The Belkin WaveRest is available for under $7 with a wrist rest- an easy impulse grab.