Clearly, your mental conception of "mouse" hasn't changed from the offerings of the 90s ... You can turn a modern optical mouse's sensitivity up to the point where a simple twitch of the wrist is able to achieve this same result
I am well aware that mouse sensitivity can be changed. I do have to use a mouse sometimes, and of course I adjust the sensitivity of my trackball in exactly the same way. But you still need to move your forearm to move the mouse (not just wrist in my experince). I would compare a trackball vs mouse as like a bicycle vs tricycle (respectively). The mouse/trike is deceptively easier to use first time (it took me a couple of weeks to first "learn" a trackball - like learning to ride a bike), but once your reflexes are trained the trackball/bike is vastly superior in use.
(A trackball would suffer the same issues that the trackballs in real 80s acrade cabinets had: getting funk all up inside them, having the sensors wear out, and all that fun.)
WTF?! You seriously think that issues with amusment arcade controls are relevant to home use?! Don't know about you, but at home I do not spill coke over it, drop fag ash on it, stub my fag out on it, spit on it, stick chewing gum on it, or even (I've heard from arcade owners) have girls smear their menstrural discharge over it. As for "sensors wearing out" they are optical, seeing the ball rolling past. I have been using the same trackball for 12 years now. The very fact that trackballs are used for amusement arcade machines is a testament to their robustness.