Awesome mechanical keyboard
I used to think backlighting on keyboards was pointless until i discovered this one. I just use the red one which is the cheapest because red lighting is the most gentle on the eyes, especially at night when you are most likely to actually need the backlighting (working late and trying to keep other lights off).As far as the switches, i tried cherry mx browns on another keyboard and blues on this one. I had my wife try both, and we both prefer the blues. Yes they are very which to me is the entire point of buying a mech keyboard, you want that feedback as you type. It makes you feel like your fingers are machine guns. She says it doesn't bother her at all when even when we're in the same room. The browns were nice, but to me, they just don't feel different enough from a regular keyboard that comes with a pc. I use this for regular typing (like emails), programming, and gaming (mobas).I am using this on a mac btw, and there is no need to install the software if you just want to use it as a basic keyboard. One thing to keep in mind though: there are two male usb ends on the back, and i was worried i'd have to use them both for the keyboard to work. You don't. You only need to plug one in unless you are using the female passthrough port on the back of the keyboard for another device. However, the two male ends aren't labeled, so you'll have to try both to figure out which one is the important one and which one is the passthrough. Once you determine that though, you are golden.It would be nice if the passthrough worked without connecting an additional usb (and in fact my old keyboard that comes with a mac has two extra passthroughs that don't need additional power), but i can understand that this one takes more juice because of the backlighting and additional key rollover.Whatever switches you prefer, i would recommend this to anyone wanting to boost their keyboard experience. The slight negative tilt you can achieve using only the front feet is a nice ergonomic touch.