Personally, I'd much prefer the japanese versions (of f.i. hhkb2pro, layout; or g80-3000 for the characters, chinese looks hot as well) but I might be on the niche side with that; guessing there might be more like me though.
Look for guys that appreciate thumbbuttons/smallspace (i.e. 7bit)!
Sadly I'm not looking to spend any more for the next half year or so at least.
Then again, I do hate the 1u backspace, the inverse L enter and the short right-shift.. but that bottom row