I would say I spend most of my time in front of my computer, either browsing forums, playing games or writing up work for college and that entails quite a lot of typing. I used to have a Saitek Eclipse keyboard as at the time it looked a lot better than the standard run of the mill keyboard however my knowledge of keyboards was even more lacking than it is now.
After getting the Saitek keyboard I felt a bit ripped off, the keys just felt like those of a standard cheap keyboard and the backlight seemed to inhibit my view of the keys in the dark rather than increase it. After some time I bought a Logitech G15 Keyboard, and although it had some very gimmicky features (such as the LCD screen) I was still very much unimpressed by the keyboard. I mean it wasn't bad, but it was certainly not worth the increased premium .
I decided to look into steelseries keyboards, as they seemed to offer keyboards that were designed for function rather than form. I thought the 6g and the 7g looked fairly similar and for the smaller price tag I was convinced to buy the 6g. The 6g was obviously a higher build quality than the previous keyboards I had bought. However it was by no means without problems. The keys were very stiff and gave me pains in my little finger when I pressed control in games (I use control to crouch). The keyboard also beeped if I tried to press >4 keys which became increasingly irritating and so I decided to briefly switch back to the loathed G15 while I looked for a new keyboard.
After a bit of searching it was suggested that I buy a Deck Keyboard. Looking at the website and the specifications it seemed like this would actually deliver more bang for buck than the other Razer/Logitech keyboards. Oh and also it looked cool as ****.
Well it's now has been a year since I got my deck, and although some of the LEDs seem to be going on the board I still very much like it. However as I do more reading into the different key switches I am beginning to wonder if there are other keyboards which are even superior to this one. If I am not playing games then I am usually typing so it's important that I have a keyboard which is pleasant to type on as well as game on.
In summary I am inquiring into which switches/keyboards you would recommend for someone who like to play in competitive multiplayer online games as well as someone who also does quite a lot of typing work. In games the obvious important things I think would be, the buttons aren't too stiff (maybe slightly less stiff than the cherry black switches), it should allow multiple key presses >5 should be fine unless I sprout extra fingers, and they probably shouldn't be too tactile or clicky to allow clean button presses.
Thanks in advance for your opinions.