Thoughts on new magic mouse

I just have received my new iMac 27" today and am really overwhelmed. the only thing one needs to get used to is the new magic mouse.
the fact that the scrollball click and the 2 buttons on the side are missing, means that there are 2 options less than for the mighty mouse. a thing I really do not understand, if the mouse can determine a rightclick leftclick and even swipes for scrolling, I do not understand why apple hasn't implemented a 2finger click and a 3finger click as well. shoould be possible as it is a software related issue IMHO.
another thing about the new magic mouse is the click sound, if it is like with the mighty mouse, then the click sound is produced by a little piezo, and the click is really tooooooooo loud IMHO.
what do you think abou the missing 2 options and the click loudness?

This should be an option - if not the default value - the user can set. That would improve the performance & usability so much more. Please fix it!
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