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Traditional keyboard keycaps wear out for me inside 6 months.

I wanted a mechanical keyboard, primarily for the replaceable (usually) standard keycaps. I was hoping to get some that are etched or otherwise molded with the symbols rather than painted. The reason is I'm a flunky when it comes to typing. I can touch type *if* I can find my "home row" (which probably isn't the home row but wherever my fingers have been trained to rest) - sometimes, especially when I'm tired, my resting position shifts and I begin screwing everything up and I have to look at my keys. I know the layout of the keys by heart, and I can count from the left, to figure out which keys are x,c, and v for example, but I'd rather not have to, and I'm willing to pay $200 USD or so for that.

The trouble is they have all these options, like which microswitches to use. I have no clue. Which ones are good for typing, in your experience, if you own one? Cherry MX Red or whatever? I don't even know the names offhand. There are some non-cherry high end switches as well and I'm willing to pay extra for them. I just want to know what I'm getting into. I'm flying totally blind right now.

Also does anyone have any tips in terms of what to look for in one of these beasts?

Edit: I'm either going with a Das 5QS or one of these things:
Review: A Soviet keyboard from a computer terminal[^] because apparently the magnetic reed switches in them are top notch. Laugh | :laugh:
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