To each their own, as they say. GH community is a bit more extreme than OCN's tho, that's why i lurk here more for mechanics (no offense tho, they're geniuses for keyboards and i've learnt a lot from them).
Personally, coming from rubbers
myself, my mechanic has been a godsend, but as all things with life, took a bit of getting used to, especially the click of the switches (i loved them from the get go tho). Even with a prototype board which is not as sturdily built as a production unit, i have no complaints about the quality of it (only the keys that are a bit unaligned, but hey, it is still a prototype)
Some rubber boards do tend to be pretty nicely built (like a laptop's scissor switches), but, unless i'm forced to, like at work, i'll never use a rubber dome board again. My mechanical has reduced strain on my fingers by not having to press all the way to the bottom, or if i do, it has to be with less strenght. My typing has become more precise and crisp, and even my WPM has increased. Gaming has become softer, and even more with RPG's and MMO's, as the keys activate in mid-press, my reflexes have improved tenfold, and i can play FPS's for way more time due to the less force applied to the keys.
Rubbers do have one advantage: price. But still, quality is worth paying for. Maybe your ideal mechanical switches are topres? They're like a hybrid between rubbers and mechanicals.