by Tony Thomas
I found out that I really love mechanical keyboards.
However, after analyzing the mechanical keyboard hobby for a while, I am not sure that I am ready to jump off at the deep end. If you don't know, mechanical keyboards can be a tremendously expensive hobby--a black hole where your Benjamins go.
While I now have a total of 9 (count 'em) mechanical keyboards, I don't consider myself a real enthusiast. A few of those keyboards are entry level boards that I don't even use anymore. The other ones helped me find what I like in terms of form factor, switches, keycaps, ergonomics, etc.
At this point, really don't feel the need to acquire any more keyboards just for the sake of having more. I have spent my time lately buying replacement keycaps and experimenting with a few different switch options. I may experiment with switches in the future.
While a new build certainly provides an adrenaline rush, I am not into soldering, lubing switches, changing out stabilizers, or other fine details.
Maybe my attitude will change if I give it time, but right now I'm pretty happy with what I have.