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Offline planetrussell

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Greetings to all from Pennsylvania USA. Just bought first mechanical keyboard after 30+ years of missing ancient, clangorous, 1980's IBM PC keebs from my misspent youth. Thrilled to find enthusiast community online in 2021.

Now older, grumpier and more linear, I think, but still liking some tactile-ish feedback without the loud, clickity thing. New owner of EPOMAKER GK96 w/Gateron Black switches. Mod: Added o-ring dampers https://amzn.to/3gpUqnZ (and a padded, neoprene transport sleeve - "Grifiti Chiton Fat 14 7 x 14" https://amzn.to/3cvYv8Q.) Would have loooved to have gotten shine-through versions of the GK96's great, opaque PBT keycaps. Otherwise, think I may have a keeper here, but still have a Keychron K4 V2 on order, too, just to make sure.  Thoughts on these two chunky bois pros vs. cons? Other outstanding, affordable recommendations in 1800/96% layout?

(Me: mostly a content creator and light/infrequent gamer with mild osteoarthritis in thumbs, so typing experience is most important.  Looking forward to contributing here, while learning from the community's knowledge and experience.) Thanks, all!
KEYS
(With apologies to poet Joyce Kilmer)

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a key.