I finally made the dip and ordered a g80-3000 from GeminiComputers.com - This is my first mechanical keyboard, about 1½ weeks after finding this forum, I told myself I had to have one. Be apart of what everyone was talking about.
I was originally going to write a review, but being my first mechanical board, I have nothing to compare it to. Getting used to the non-membrane feel. Getting used to the solid feeling, the bottoming out of the keys, and not that mushy indirect response you get with normal keyboards. I really don't have much so to say, so I'll just move onto something I'm better at than reviewing boards; pictures
Nothing amazing here, sorry about the dirty desk. This gives you a shot of the general board. I didn't yank any keys off...just because I'm paranoid and haven't read about the infamous "two paperclip method" yet.
An artsy photo with an amazing trackball in the background. You can also see that my black glass desk gets dirty easily.
The G80-3000 lacks dimples on the F and J keys, instead they are a little more concave than the other keys. You can see this in the photo. I use my forearm to the edge of the desk to keep my arms in place, so I don't really rely on the keys to tell me where my hands are, but I did notice it's easier to feel the sharper 'edge' of the F/J keys than it is to feel the concavity of it.
The asian characters on the keyboard (Chinese I'm guessing) don't really bother me because I hardly look at the keyboard itself. I'm sure if they ever start offering affordable keys, I'll pick up a blank set, in the meantime, I'm just overwhelmed by the tactility and sound (god...I could go on about the sound) of it. So far, I love it. Well, thats my 'review'