I use my keyboard for gaming and programming. I mainly play fps, strategy games and rpgs.
When I was looking at new keyboards brands I was looking at were Leopold, WASD Keyboard and Filco. I really wanted the tenkeyless for the smaller form factor. So that eliminated WASD. I had no need for backlighting so it basically left me with the Leopold and the Filco. So after browsing the forums for a while it seemed that the Filco and Leopold were pretty close, except for the Filco switches being mounted on a metal backplate and the Leopold being on a plastic one. From what I read the Filco's have a legendary build quality but they were also more expensive. So I decided to go with the Filco, and the thing feels like I could smash someone over the headwith it and keep on typing. Switches really aren't that loud and while I can't perfectly touch type now, using the browns give me the option to learn. Really its an all around awesome board, tenkeyless is awesome(moar deskspace!). So it basically boils down to how much you want to spend for how nice a keyboard. Filco was $180 shipped + $30 for customs and the leo is $110 + shipping + customs cause I'm in Canada. If you live in the US you can order the filco on Amazon for a much better deal too. Well that's my 2 cents.