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Got my first "modern" mechanical keyboard, the Ducky 9008 with mixed Cherry MX switches and PBT keycaps.

The information in the mechanical keyboard guide here is amazing. But it also made me hesitate for weeks on which keyboard to go for.

I had some doubt regarding the sometimes mentioned built quality and quality control of Ducky keyboards, and it being not the latest v2 model with the latest improvements. Since I am new in this I guess it would be better for me to try cheaper model and move on from there when I know what I would prefer (it can be hard to imagine feel by reading). However upon receiving it the concern proved to be unfounded, at least for now. The keyboard look and feel like a fine piece of work.

In these few weeks I have read tonnes of materials to help me with my decision, I don't really keep track but I suppose a good part of them are from this forum. Thank you.
post #2 of 34
Ripster likes to complain about anything that's really popular in mech. keyboard enthusiast circles at a given moment. Duckies are popular? Complain about build quality. Razer BlackWidow being ripped on? Tell people to give it some slack. XArmor getting popular? Complain about build quality and website. IBM Model Fs getting popular? Tell people it's in their heads and push Filcos. ABS M1 being sold really cheap? Complain about switches and transposition errors.

He's just a contrarian, and though he's usually worth at least taking note of, don't take his word as gospel.
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I think the problems are moreso with the Ducky 1087 and related, which are the cheaper models.

Most Cherry keyboards in that price range are pretty much the same.

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He's just a boring troll, and though he's usually worth at least taking note of, don't take his word as gospel.
Fixed.
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Ripster likes to complain about anything that's really popular in mech. keyboard enthusiast circles at a given moment. Duckies are popular? Complain about build quality. Razer BlackWidow being ripped on? Tell people to give it some slack. XArmor getting popular? Complain about build quality and website. IBM Model Fs getting popular? Tell people it's in their heads and push Filcos. ABS M1 being sold really cheap? Complain about switches and transposition errors.

He's just a contrarian, and though he's usually worth at least taking note of, don't take his word as gospel.
Au Contraire - not a contrarian.

It's just the truth hurts sometimes.
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Au Contraire - not a contrarian.

It's just the truth hurts sometimes.
Didn't ol Jack go to jail for his "truth" in that movie?
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So many jelly people for the "#1 Keyboard Expert On The Planet".

Source1. Source2. Source3. Source4. Final Proof.
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So many jelly people for the "#1 Keyboard Expert On The Planet".

Source1. Source2. Source3. Source4. Final Proof.
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^ No. 2 is better... "The number one keyboard expect in he world".
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Time for the OP to take control of his thread.
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Time for the OP to take control of his thread.
You don't like riding in cars without drivers? It makes it interesting
Like Fight Club
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