This wonderful keyboard is built right. Quality parts, heavy, compact, with real Cherry MX switches. Why I haven't bought it yet/might get a different kb: Red switch version should be more readily available by now. Keyboard case should have channels to feed the USB cable like other CM kb's. I fear the connector will wear out since the cable pulls directly on the connector. Mechanical Gaming Keyboards should have the following: Black/Red/etc Cherry MX Switch options. (Blues and browns are great for typing, but are slow compared to properly used linear switches) Backlighting Macros/Programmable keys My ideal gaming compact kb would be the existing rapid-i with Black switches and hardware based programmable keys. Throw in RGB if you want to make that segment happy. Oh and please address that connector slot. Cheers!