you are correct....Reds are linear like blacks but require less force to actuate them.
I have a poker and had a noppo/// did like both. Depends if you want dedicated arrow keys and function row like the noppoo.
Its not much smaller than a tenkeyless, I almost felt you weren't saving much space from a tenkeyless to it versus the poker, size wise... but if you can get it cheaper than a filco or cm storm then its good keyboard. I defintely want to get one again but in white.
Another side note..also have the cm storm and its comparable to the filco for a much more reasonable price than the filcos. The chinese characters didnt bother me at all and if you get the browns/blues it cheaper also.
Here's a pic for comparison of all 3: