You owe it to yourself to try one... When you are a professional or use a particular tool constantly every day you inevitably become somewhat of an afficionado or at least rather particular about the sort of tools and equipment you use. Mechanics have their Snap-On tools, electrical engineers have Weller soldering irons, professional cooks have All-Clads pots and pans and Dexter-Russel knives, electricians have Square D, hospitals have Hill-Rom beds and other equipment, the examples are endless. When it comes to computer equipment I've become rather discerning too. Especially when it comes to keyboards. For years, those of us who really know how to type and spend all day doing it had to put up with cheapo $19 squishy hurt-your-fingers RSI inducing keyboards. I'm not talking only about computer programmers and sysadmins here. I'm talking typists of all kinds including writers, data entry, secretaries, bloggers, journalists, IRC addicts, instant messaging junkies, etc. Fortunately, the humble computer keyboard has experienced somewhat of a renaissance these past few years. Once you've used a mechanical keyboard and become accustomed to the feel you find yourself exerting a lot less pressure on your fingers and can intuit exactly how much or little pressure is needed to activate the key. This takes less time and you actually type faster and more comfortably.