This sale is one wicked idea.
I am currently hanging from the top of the rabbit hole, barely finding strength not to let go, and you propose to clobber me on the head not with one, but with three perfectly lethal boards.
I have grown up knowing that old IBM keyboards are the thing. Later I learned that Cherry switches are also the thing and that all other switches are measured by how close they manage to get to Cherries (none of these are necessarily true, but I wouldn't really know because I never had the opportunity to actually use a mechanical keyboard so far). For me, mechanical keyboards were always something I secretly wanted but could never afford. Later, when I started earning and could actually afford one, I still had this subconscious idea that they are too expensive and that I should make do without one.
And then recently my boss mentioned something about old keyboards and switches (magnetic reed switches) and how good they were so I went googling for a bit. And stumbled upon Massdrop and XMIT's Hall effect keyboard. And before I knew it, I was entering my account details and signing up for a drop.
Obviously, I have a dormant addiction problem because while I still do not own a single mechanical keyboard (waiting for XMIT drop is killing me), I am already scouring all over DT looking for replacement keycaps, trying to catch some model M bargain, seriously considering buying a Dasher keycap set although it costs as much as a keyboards. Heck, I even ordered two of those Pro Micro boards with the idea of building a Soarer's converters. Clearly not a completely sane thing to do since I neither own, nor can afford vintage keyboard to use a converter on. Much less two of them.
I'm writing all of this so you can get some idea of my reaction when I saw your post. It must have been devil himself who gave you the idea to lure me in such a way and push me into addiction
On a more somber note, I actually do not know how much leeway my wife will allow, so depending on the actual cost of the postage, I may be forced to skip on the offer. But I *am* interested and will try to make it work. Is there *any* chance that at least one of the boards is in US layout? I tried to use German layout couple of times but never managed to get used to it
If I'm going to buy this addiction kit, I would like to be able to justify it by using at least one board as my main keyboard.