Well, I've stopped by the last couple of times to note that I love my BlackWidow Ultimate... and I do, still, BUT:
The Synapse cloud-based driver really is as bad as everyone says it is. I upgraded to Windows 8, which took away my ability to use the old v1 drivers - and I wasn't able to ctl+alt+del to unlock my computer with Synapse installed.
So I started the process of tech support; I was passed through four "escalation techs" after the initial phone call was fruitless, and each one pasted me the same "please uninstall and reinstall" script in an email.
I eventually gave up, and the hardware is still functional (which is something) - but what this all means is that I can't use the macro keys or programmability.
I'd say save your money for a company that does business in a better way.