I've used one. I'd say no. Aside from the shift+W+space issues (which wrecks it for gaming) the feel is average at best and build quality is mediocre.
BTW is not marketed as "gaming keyboard" so can't be counted as an issue.
The build quality is adequate for a backlit keyboard with its features, I can't recall a better backlit keyboard which cost less, have you any idea ?
|What sort of features does the illuminated have that the Black Widow doesn't?|
The nice thing of having the media keys is to have a rapid shortcut e.g.to lower rapidly the volume, if one has to use two hands to accomplish the task is better to open the window's mixer