Originally Posted by CaptainChaos
Mechanical keyboards are just one of those things that you just wont fully grasp until you actually use them. Specifically when you go back to a rubber dome keyboard after using a mech keyboard. It's truly night and day. Not to mention the consistency. Unlike rubber domes, mechanical switched don't get worn down and feel different after a few months of use.
and I should note that by "use them" I don't mean clicking a few keys at Best Buy. I mean really use them for a nice gaming or typing session.
It does seem true that most people who try mechanicals are converted, for lack of a better term. However, I think it still comes down to taste. I currently prefer my Saitek rubber dome as my daily driver/gaming board. Some of my other boards: Cherry G80, Unicomp, Compaq 11802, Scorpius M10, IBM Model M, Filco, Dell AT101, ABS.. I've used Cherry blacks, browns, blues, reds, Alps switches( whites and blacks, both original and simplified), and Monterey switches. I've modded switches with orthodontic bands. Point is, I've been around keyboard-ville, heh.
and yet I wound up using a Saitek Eclipse II. Crazy, maybe. I just like it. I've been thinking about going mechanical again recently, and may try out the Logitech with the dampened browns or a board with Cherry Greens as a typing-only board. I've never used Topre switches but always wanted to try.