The ergo pro looks near to perfect for me, but one thing puts me off: over the years I've had a succession of keyboards. When I find one that works for me I don't want to switch - but keyboards break, models go out of production and get replaced with ones I don't like as much, and sometimes companies do stop trading. I would love to find a keyboard and then never switch again.
The ergodox seems to promise a solution: an open source design that I can be confident can be repaired for a long time to come. But, I'm pretty sure I'd prefer the ergo pro (both key switches and layout).
So, is there any prospect of replacing the electronics in this keyboard with some generic replacement? I'm not keen to spend lots of time doing that unless I have to because (perhaps, at some point in the future) replacements can no longer be bought from Matias, but if do have to, I want to know it's possible without it becoming a major project.
Though I imagine the electronics for mechanical keyboards should be fairly standard -- except for key counts -- presumably the unusual part of this one is the need to multiplex the signal (and carry power across) the audio cable to the other half?