OR - conversely, people could enjoy collecting as a hobbie. Pretty innocent Believe, there is no e-peen to be had buying a manky old keyboard that you are just going to take to pieces. I don't think I ever use a quiet keyboard, I'm at the moment using an alps board with offensively loud switches. FWIW I've never spent over £100 on a keyboard - I try not to spend much money at all, buy old things, and trade services for stuff, or run groupbuys. But i've also built keyboards that are worth $500 for people. I have infact spent way more money on electronics/tools than I have on keyboards. Another things is - keyboards, keycaps, keyboard paraphinalia - sold correctly and in the right circles doesn't really depreciate at all, some things gain value slowly - can't be said for that many things. I could right now sell all my collection for WAY more money than I have put in.