I'm still a little skeptical about mechanical keyboards tbh. I think the main thing that attracts me to them is mod potential.
Sure, my old logitech was crap because the keys would stick sometimes, like if you tried to press them at an angle they wouldn't go down. But now I'm typing on this keyboard that sounds like a typewriter. For typing it's easy to see how they're better than rubber domes, but not for gaming. A few days ago I tried my friend's microsoft ergonomic keyboard (4000 I believe, rubber dome anyhow). It is really quiet, and doesn't have the same key-sticking problem my logitech had. Not only that, but it requires much less force to press the keys, so pressing a key repeatedly is really easy. Compared to a mechanical keyboard, the keys obviously felt very soft. I read lots of people complaining about mushy rubber dome keyboards on here, but I still don't see how that is bad for gaming. IMO it wasn't really mushy, the keys just felt soft, easy to press, and quiet.
Here's my reasoning. Most gamers bottom out the keys regardless of the switch type, so it doesn't really matter that mechanical keyboards actuate before being bottomed out. Other than that, as long as the rubber dome doesn't have a crappy inconsistent feel when the keys are pressed, I see very little reason to have a mechanical keyboard
I'll be blunt. The clacky noise is a huge turn off for me. In order to get the keys not to bottom out, I have to type impractically slowly and carefully. I haven't checked recently, but when I first got my at101w, my typing speed couldn't match my typing speed on my thinkpad (better than my logitech though).
Forgive me for my heresy, but this still doesn't quite make sense. Am I just using the wrong kind of switches? There's no way I'm spending 200+ on a Topre board, keyboards are just too far down on my list of priorities to put that much money into one.
Don't get me wrong, I haven't given up on them yet. I'm just thinking through my options.
Maybe it's time to switch back to my linear keyboard