I'm looking to buy one of these, however there are a few specific things I cannot find information for.
Macros: Can they support time delays? Is this standard? What keyboards do you know of that feature this?
Win Key: Any boards that have a function to disable?
Simultaneous keys: The Razer BlackWidow supports any 6 keys pressed, but supposedly the Microsoft Sidewinder can support any 26 at once. What gives?
Mechanical Keys: Are they worth making a decision over? Or are they just nice to have?
I feel much more accomplished if I win a game with the fewest number of crutches. The only luxury I have is a padded mousepad because my thumb was going numb without it. It's so pleasantly soft and squishy....
It supports time-delays (or you can record without them, and you can also customize their delays), it has a switch to turn the Windows key off, and the keys give some very nice feedback into my fingers. They've got a good "heft" to them as I press, making for a very satisfying dull "click".
Note that STO doesn't recognize macros that issue commands faster than a human could. The macros have to have delays in them to work. That's by design, so says StormShade (personally, I think that design feature is one of the reasons we have to click powers/abilities multiple times to get them to activate, but meh). Because of that, you can do just about anything with keybinds that you can with a gaming keyboard. Keybinds aren't as easy, though. YMMV.