Leave my mouse alone please.
The Duroc and Ben Mingo websites gave me anxiety when using them... I didn't try the rest. Can't say I'm a fan of these mouse interactions at all.
a splashy bubble trail was a novelty in early 2016
Try a novelty in 2006.
(Fixed) Tiny trend against basic usability best practices: mouse interactions
love the walkingmen.com example! So simple but so beautiful.