Summary: I like this KB a lot when Im not using the driver's for it but as soon as I install the driver's the KB goes crazy hitting W open's my firefox menu tab.... The first and last item I ever buy from Steelseries, I gave it to my friend and picked up a nice new razor KB that has working software.
Not compatible with WinXP and can't enter Motherboard's Bios.
10 April 2012
Summary: The bad of this keyboard is that it's not completely compatible with WinXP 32bit. I'm told WinXP 64bit works fine with this keyboard, though. So, in short Win7 this board is about 3-4 stars. As for WinXP (and maybe even for entering Bios), I'd say avoid this keyboard. I kept receiving Startup Crashes when I'd start up any games, and even Dxdiag. All errors would say that dinput8.dll was causing the crash. After tinkering with setting for about a week.
Summary: I have used a zboard for years. I upgraded it with each WoW expansion. With cataclysm I bought the new keyset, and put it on my zboard. I had to uninstall the zboard software and install the steelseries engine. This took several tries before it took. I felt I was missing some of the functionality because the cataclysm board was actually made to be compatible with the shift keybase. I bought a Shift, and the problems just keep mounting.