Originally Posted by Afrodisiac
So, have you used all the keyboards? Some of them, I would think not (like that $1250 one). Do you have ways of judging/calculating the scores you give?
Part of the score is a mix of personal preference for key switches and what the general consensus is from others - i.e., Cherry Blacks inherently get a high gaming score but low typing score.
Part of the score is based on technical specs. A board with full NKRO and a PS/2 connection gets a higher gaming score than a board with 3-key rollover and USB. Noise also is taken into consideration for the gaming score.
Part of the score is overall build quality. For example, even though the Scorpius M10 and Filco Majestouch both use Cherry Blues, the Filco still wins because of it's superior build. (And now that I think about it I should add the Das keyboard to the list just to point out how bad it is).
And while I haven't used every keyboard on that list, I have
used all the switch types there except Topre and Cherry Whites. But every person who has bought a Topre that I know of considers it one of the best, if not the
best switch they've typed on. And Cherry Whites are easy to predict what typing on them is like since they use the Brown Cherry tactile bump combined with the Black Cherry spring.