Sorry, Bit-Tech, but you really failed on this review. You started with a dislike, then tore it down from there without ever really explaining why or what the keyboard really was meant for. It wasn't a review, it was an assassination. The reviewer seemed to have their mind made up before they even opened the box and was just looking for ways to tear it down. The Geekhack review was pretty much spot on. I'm not saying the keyboard is perfect. I HATE the blue illumination, it's hard on my eyes (I may swap the LEDS, for now I leave them off) and I hate the font. The key texture is irrelevant, the reviewer made way more over it than should have been made, I never even noticed it. It's a mechanical keyboard with gaming features and backlights, of course it's not cheap, but go price an old IBM Model M or other mechanical, or better yet, some of the crappy "gaming" keyboards out there. $130 for a solid mechanical with these features really isn't that bad. The Expert model is actually quite a deal and there are rubber grommets you can get that will quiet the keys (just ordered some). Had I not gotten lucky and got an open box Ultimate for Expert price, I would have just got an Expert. One thing Razer flubbed was the pass through. The right side is a bad place, I agree, but it's a perfect spot for a Logitech Unified Receiver. You won't get much closer to your mouse. Overall though, it's a great keyboard.