Years of experience on 4 mechanical keyboards, it's okay but it's not the best option around
Nick Fox, Amazon
6 March 2015
Summary: The Steel Series 6gv2 is a solid board, it is study and well built. The keycaps are somewhat poor, they are very prone to falling off as they are not held on tight. If you travel with it you may lose keys. Speaking of, with the layout of the large enter key and the keys around it, it gives it an unusual keycap layout. This means that finding a replacement set to perfectly suit what you need will be impossible. You're pretty much stuck with that enter key for life.
Keyboard layout is pretty weird. if you want custom keycaps
24 February 2015
Summary: Keyboard layout is pretty weird. if you want custom keycaps, you're gonna have to look for quite a while as the enter key is oddly shaped. Other than that and the no left windows button (which sucks for me as Arma 3 Mods sometimes need this) it's perfect.
Summary: I don't like how they moved the "\" button and extended the enter button, but the feel of the keyboard itself is quite nice. Good punch on the keys, it has a bounce but also feels very smooth and soft. I don't get to type on it for long, but when I do type on it, I enjoy it. It's feels as though it's not limiting and you can type very fast.
Summary: Beautiful keyboard. Pleasure to type and game on. Very sturdy and simplistic in design. I also love hearing the sound when i get ramped up and start typing. Note it is a lil' noisy, but you're looking at mechanical keyboards for a reason. Would recommend. Cheers note: the windows and smaller left shift key take about a week to get used to. expect typos for a while till you get used to it.
Full-size mechanical keyboard w/ just the basics (Great for FPS games)
Brett D., Amazon
30 October 2014
Summary: I have tried many mechanical keyboards but this one is great for FPS games. This keyboard is a good choice if you want a full-size keyboard and just the basics. Please read the cons below before purchasing. Red switches (The only way to go if you play FPS games). You will have typos but when you are strafing and moving fast in game these switches are amazing. Cons: The labels on the keys themselves will start to fade as the keyboard is used overtime.
Summary: Built like the proverbial brick outhouse, you could seriously hurt somebody with this thing. She's solid! The keys have a good feel to them with a nice click for each button press. So why not five stars? The right shift key is in an odd location; one more "key" to the right than in any other keyboard I've ever owned. I'm almost used to it now, but still, why couldn't they have just used the same layout that everyone else uses?
Summary: It's a very good keyboard and I plan on using it for a long time, however there are just a few minor things that make it a 4 star for me. The biggest thing is the shift key on the right side. I am so used to having it be 2.5 keys long and it is only 1.5 keys long on this keyboard. This alone has slowed down my wpm by over 20, so I am working on getting used to it. The other thing is the wear of the keyboard letters.
Summary: Awesome keyboard -- feels great. I spend most of days coding on it and have had it for many months now. My minor complaints are that some of the keys are placed differently than normal around the enlarged enter key, which is awkward when switching back-and-forth with my laptop. The placement of the custom function button is awkward and makes it a pain to use for right-handed shortcut commands on OS X.
Summary: Solid build, satisfying key noise. A couple of things to keep in mind: The keys register as pressed PRIOR to reaching full travel, so if you are in the habit of resting your fingers on keys, you may find holding down a key w/o realizing it. Also, the n-key rollover on this keyboard is about the same as other USB keyboards (5 keys or so, I believe), unless you use PS/2 interface.