A while ago I used someone's advice to get a sheet of plywood and thick clear plastic to make a "sleeve" for my pad so I'm not worried about slippage or the pad getting bunched up due to heavy play. All I want is a good functional pad for less than $30 that will last well, work with a PC, and have NO FOAM. I've used two of those foam ones, but it dulled the response and made the game really hard to use. I'll just wear shoes if it's a problem.
Any advice from personal experience?