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To be honest, I sold my HHKB off and am planning on grabbing some cherry browns. I loved the layout, that is what I will miss most. The topre switches were great, but I think I'm more of a cherry blue/brown kind of person. Maybe I'm crazy...

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For a first mech board I would recommend the browns, they are a good starting point. I also would suggest buying from das so that you can take advantage of their return policy, people can become very picky about which keyboard they use.
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i wanna get one and use it, and be like. ' wow this is so nice' so i get hooked on em, and i can join the party. i wanna get the right one ya know?

MX brown's are my choice as of now.
i would say stick with the browns, no matter what mech keyboard you get you will love it compared to the rubber dome you used to use. Maybe try out a Topre later when you want to and have some more money saved up. Right now i think that browns are a very safe bet. Personally, i started with blues....i loved them, then i sold the board to get a different one with blues and i saved up some money to try out some browns. Browns are a good mix for typing and gaming and blues are just the best for typing. Topre seems to trump almost anything for many people, but others dont like them as much as other switches. You dont want to pay 225+S&H for a keyboard on your first mech imo, you should get a good quality Cherry MX Brown for now, when you love it (and you probably will) try selling it for a new switch or go for a Topre. These keyboards really keep their value so you usually wont lose too much money when you are selling one so long as the buyer is being an ass, or if you are a smoker, that really lowers the resale.
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i would say stick with the browns, no matter what mech keyboard you get you will love it compared to the rubber dome you used to use. Maybe try out a Topre later when you want to and have some more money saved up. Right now i think that browns are a very safe bet. Personally, i started with blues....i loved them, then i sold the board to get a different one with blues and i saved up some money to try out some browns. Browns are a good mix for typing and gaming and blues are just the best for typing. Topre seems to trump almost anything for many people, but others dont like them as much as other switches. You dont want to pay 225+S&H for a keyboard on your first mech imo, you should get a good quality Cherry MX Brown for now, when you love it (and you probably will) try selling it for a new switch or go for a Topre. These keyboards really keep their value so you usually wont lose too much money when you are selling one so long as the buyer is being an ass, or if you are a smoker, that really lowers the resale.
Better to spend the $225+ and not worry about it (if you really dont like it you can sell for a minimal / no loss especially if your outside ca because of tax). I would sugest you go to a local frys or microcenter and see if you can try out the MX blue and black switches (Razer BW, SS 6gv2). If you are not WOWZOMG impressed, browns may not be your holy grail. I tried all the MX switches and topre via HHKB, before eventually, and close to a thousand dollars later deciding a Realforce 86U would be best for me. I used to switch keyboards depending on what I was doing at the time on my pc, but I got sick of haivng multipule keyboards on my desk and literally switching back and forth depending on what game/applications I was using at the time. Every keyboard has its pros/cons, but the 86U has earned the spot as daily driver at home... For now...
    
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Better to spend the $225+ and not worry about it (if you really dont like it you can sell for a minimal / no loss especially if your outside ca because of tax). I would sugest you go to a local frys or microcenter and see if you can try out the MX blue and black switches (Razer BW, SS 6gv2). If you are not WOWZOMG impressed, browns may not be your holy grail. I tried all the MX switches and topre via HHKB, before eventually, and close to a thousand dollars later deciding a Realforce 86U would be best for me. I used to switch keyboards depending on what I was doing at the time on my pc, but I got sick of haivng multipule keyboards on my desk and literally switching back and forth depending on what game/applications I was using at the time. Every keyboard has its pros/cons, but the 86U has earned the spot as daily driver at home... For now...
yep, it really works either way. What it comes down to is that you will most likely become overcome with curiosity and eventually, you will try more switches. It is inevitable, and you are foolish to resist. Whether you buy them and sell them or not is up to you, but at some point you will want to try to find the best switch for you, i know i want to, i want the best typing experience for myself that i can find since i spend lots of time at my computer.

Also, it is nice to see one of the biggest haters of mech keyboards come over to the light, no mater what you buy, i guarantee you will like it so long as it is a good quality board, at least like it more than rubber domes. Later when you have tried more switches (and you will, trust me) you might find that you like something else more and can sell your old board for little loss, or you may keep 2 boards around because you like the different switches for different things, like blues for typing and browns or blacks for gaming. I, myself am settling with blues and browns since i do not think i will like linear switches at all, and someday i will try out a Realforce if someone lets me borrow theirs for a it or if i can save enough money for one. Wont be anytime soon though i am sure
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