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Originally Posted by Lime View Post
While I'm aware that not everyone may want a keyboard with buckling springs, I still don't get the logic of recommending a $70-$140 keyboard to someone that has no idea what a mechanical keyboard feels like in the first place. Doesn't the idea just seem... off-putting to a user new to mechanicals in the first place?
the buckling spring model M is a big different to the cherry's in press
if someone's coming from the dome to try out mechanicals, asking them to try the stiffest keys may be a put off.
The cherry's offer a decent balance/tradeoff.

I type on a IBM Lexmark Typewriter at work, don't like prolong typing with it.
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Okay, sure, I suppose you can tell them to buy a board from Amazon or something, but telling them to buy a Cherry board won't let them feel a Model M board either. Your logic excludes one keyboard mechanism either way.

When recommending a mechanical keyboard to a person new to the whole mechanical keyboard spiel, why not just recommend them the one board that is essentially the complete opposite of the rubber dome? The Model M, as I am fully aware, is the heaviest to type on of all mechanical keyboards. Wouldn't this also make it the most distinctive of how different mechanical keyboards really are from rubber domes? If they like the general feel of how a Model M is in general, they'd certainly go out and realize there's other options to the mechanical world. I mean really, $30 for a keyboard you may or may not want seems like a painfully more persuasive option than $70 on something you'd have to end up shipping back if you don't like it.
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post #13 of 61
Hell I love my black alps switches. Too bad not so many people use them either
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post #14 of 61
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Okay, sure, I suppose you can tell them to buy a board from Amazon or something, but telling them to buy a Cherry board won't let them feel a Model M board either. Your logic excludes one keyboard mechanism either way.

When recommending a mechanical keyboard to a person new to the whole mechanical keyboard spiel, why not just recommend them the one board that is essentially the complete opposite of the rubber dome? The Model M, as I am fully aware, is the heaviest to type on of all mechanical keyboards. Wouldn't this also make it the most distinctive of how different mechanical keyboards really are from rubber domes? If they like the general feel of how a Model M is in general, they'd certainly go out and realize there's other options to the mechanical world. I mean really, $30 for a keyboard you may or may not want seems like a painfully more persuasive option than $70 on something you'd have to end up shipping back if you don't like it.
So a $30 keyboard that you may like and can't return is a more persuasive option than a $70 keyboard you may like and can return if you dislike it? I'm having trouble following that logic.

Anyway, why throw a new user directly to a Model M? Fingers need to get used to the new type of switch so a Cherry would be an easier switch (no pun intended).
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post #15 of 61
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I mean really, $30 for a keyboard you may or may not want seems like a painfully more persuasive option than $70 on something you'd have to end up shipping back if you don't like it.
Amazon even pays for return shipping.

I'd rather return a $70 item for my full $70 back (Cherry board from Amazon) as opposed to taking spending $30 and not being able to return (Model M from eBay seller).
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? i have a das keyboard with cherry MX blue switches, and the typing is pretty great. so i dont know where youre coming from. sure it may not have the same noise or feel as buckling springs, but mx blue switches have that tactile click and dont rquire that much force to push.
 
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I mean really, $30 for a keyboard you may or may not want seems like a painfully more persuasive option than $70 on something you'd have to end up shipping back if you don't like it.
If it were me, i'd think more than twice before spending so much on just a keyboard, but that is just me. I did think it at least 10 times before buying my MX Blue U9W, and i ended up buying it because it was a killer deal.

Plus, with so many places to get info on mechanical keyboards, if someone does not have at least an approximate idea and ends up returning a board, it was because they did not know what did they buy and just wanted it for the "hype".

I'm certainly happy with my purchase, but becasue i took my time to learn about what i was about to spend.
   
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Okay, sure, I suppose you can tell them to buy a board from Amazon or something, but telling them to buy a Cherry board won't let them feel a Model M board either. Your logic excludes one keyboard mechanism either way.

When recommending a mechanical keyboard to a person new to the whole mechanical keyboard spiel, why not just recommend them the one board that is essentially the complete opposite of the rubber dome? The Model M, as I am fully aware, is the heaviest to type on of all mechanical keyboards. Wouldn't this also make it the most distinctive of how different mechanical keyboards really are from rubber domes? If they like the general feel of how a Model M is in general, they'd certainly go out and realize there's other options to the mechanical world. I mean really, $30 for a keyboard you may or may not want seems like a painfully more persuasive option than $70 on something you'd have to end up shipping back if you don't like it.
some people don't like using "used" keyboards, for hygiene reasons.

Find me a brand new Model M for $30.
Then find me a Brand new Cherry keyswitch board for cheap
Its a lot easier to find the cherry (thats mass produced still) than the model M (thats discontinued)
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Anyway, why throw a new user directly to a Model M? Fingers need to get used to the new type of switch so a Cherry would be an easier switch (no pun intended).
They'll need to adjust to a new type of switch regardless of which mechanical keyboard they buy. I'm just saying that a jump from a rubber dome to a cherry switch may not be as pronounced as from a rubber dome to a buckling spring to the average PC gamer.

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Amazon even pays for return shipping.
Okay, I didn't realize they did this. I concede the getting $70 back if you don't like it. But is telling someone to drop $70 on a board they aren't even sure they'll like really an easy sell, even if they can get their money back? While many on OCN would probably be willing to do so, those that aren't on OCN would probably be much more unconvinced than to spend $30, even if they don't get their money back. $70 is much closer to $100 than $30 is.
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post #20 of 61
I agree. Cherry switches are overrated. It is just because of the fact that other switches are hard to get in a modern keyboard that people consider to be 'good looking'. I have to admit, I do love my MX Blacks though when I feel like typing on something quiet and smooth.
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