Well it's time I considered upgrading from my old trustee G15 as much as I have loved it, I think I need to move on. Theres a couple of reasons why I want to change keyboards : 1) the software the G15 uses can sometimes screw up certain games so I've ended up uninstalling the LCD software for the G15 just so I don't have to worry about it, but therefore am not using it to its potential. 2) Call me shallow, but my rig is nicely themed with blue/white/black the g15 looks kinda stupid with the orange illumination and tbh has become rather dull. 3) I just want a change, I upgraded my rig, upgraded my monitor but still using my old 3-4 year old keyboard, might as well, right? So yeah, I've had a look around and I've got to say I love the feeling of mechanical keyboards albeit can be a little noisey. I only used a blackwidow though which is cherry mx blues if im not mistaken? so maybe cherry browns or blacks might suit me best if a mechanical is what my final decision is. the keyboard must be illuminated, ideally blue but otherwise white would be fine. I like a keyboard which looks cool, and this is one of my gripes with mechanical keyboards, majority of them look like the crappy old keyboards I used to own with the original commodore 64 - again, pretty shallow but flashiness is what I like in PC gear. another thing that is quite important, the keyboard must have a decent length cable, id guess that the cable on my g15 is maybe 2m long? id love to have a little more play than this as my keyboard and mouse sit a little far away from the desktop. I absolutely love the look of the Roccat Isku, looks great and isn't too expensive too. it would be the perfect keyboard if it was mechanical. I want to give her my man juice. So far, none of the razor lineup tickles me, again they just look boring. Logitech - im quite liking their G710+ despite the orange area on the left but has white backlighting and looks really nice for a mechanical keyboard. Gigabyte - the Aivia Osmium looks ok, neither here nor there. Im on the fence with this one. Corsair - the k60 looks great, I love the wrist rest for whilst gaming but lacks the backlighting unfortunately. I also like the K90 too with the blue backlight, both these keyboards us MX reds which isn't ideal but it wouldn't bother me too much - a minor gripe is that the k90 is only partly mechanical, with the other keys being traditional membrane keys. These are the models I've checked out so far, right now, as far as mechanical keyboards go, I like the G710+ and the corsair K90 the most. cant keep my eyes off that Isku from roccat though, looks so nice. does anyone have any other suggestions? Cheers.