I swear we have a thread on this but danged if I can find it here.
I bought that fancy pants Corsair RGB keyboard on sale a couple years ago, the one touting "Cherry MX Silent" keys:
I just have to say the keys make a really loud clacking sound, and God only knows what "non silent'' Cherry MX keys are. They're also atrocious for typing, and I've just grown weary of my constant typos when using it.
I was disappointed at the lack of the durability of the optional embossed keycaps, which all withered and peeled off in the face of my mighty sweaty gaming fingers.
While it's nice to be able to easily pull off and replace individual keys, the elevated keycap design means crumbs, dead skin, pet hair, human hair, God knows what else constantly gathers under the keycaps and gets entangled there. You can clean it out but it's just gross and annoying.
And while the programmable individual key lighting is fun and useful for games like The Division that have a zillion hotkeys to remember, in recent months the keyboard lighting keeps fizzling and requires removing/reinserting the USB connectors to 'reboot.'
So I'm actually "downgrading" to an Apex SteelSeries 150 membrane-style keyboard. Some online had recommended it as great for both typing and gaming, and very quiet (which I confirmed fiddling with an open box model at Micro Center today):
It doesn't have a wrist-rest, which hopefully won't bother me. I've gotten kind of used to them in recent years, but it used to be the first thing I'd remove from a gaming kb.
Hopefully this will work better for typing, and my messages and emails won't look like a monkey or cat typed them. And I will no longer sound like a dot matrix printer (BANG BANG BANG BANG) when I type.
I considered some other lower rung non-mechanical switch gaming keyboards, including Corsair's bottom end model K55 RGB; and Razer's Ornata; but I think this SteelSeries 150 will hopefully be the one for me. Will be putting it to the test tonight.