I’ve had the Topre Realforce 86U tenkeyless (no numeric keypad) board for several months now. It is my all time favorite when it comes to keyboards. It’s got a superlative key feel and a fantastic build quality. Plus it comes with a red esc key. That has to count for something.
The tactile feedback; the soft, rhythmic thock thock of the keys on the way back up; the sheer poetry of cutting code in Vim while I’m in the zone. That’s the drug I live on. The creative high that I keep chasing. The reason why I program.