Oh and one other reason I forgot to mention: mechanical boards last for decades. Ok, lets say that starting tomorrow morning all Logitech gaming keyboards become mechanical, and 2 million units are sold within the first year. That's two million people who won't buy another keyboard for the next 20 years (or until they have a big accident). So not only will there be less of a profit margin per unit, but the demand will decrease significantly in the long run. This is exactly what happened with IBM and their Model M, which is why there are BNIB ones on ebay very frequently.
Originally Posted by lmnop
I think if they had a Filco on display at a retail store most gamers would never turn back to rubber dome keyboards except maybe a minority who cannot tolerate the noise. a mechanical keyboard's speed, response, rollover and build quality is what should make a "gaming keyboard" a gaming keyboard not led and paint.
Truer words could not have been spoken.
You know what though, mechanical keyboard awareness (for lack of a better word) has increased significantly
since last year. Hell, I remember when I first put up the guide there was an argument in every
"I want a keyboard" thread between the three or so people who knew what a mechanical keyboard was, and everyone else who thought that Logitech/Razer was the only way to go. And mechanical boards were "useless junk from 20 years ago". Now most of the people giving keyboard advice properly understand what the benefits and drawbacks are, and most that are asking
for the advice do end up with a mechanical one
Anyway, my point is that the demand for them is definitely increasing. I'm just hoping that one day it'll be high enough to take enough of a chunk out of Logitech's/Razer's sales for them to change their mind and make one.