I couldn't have said it better. That's exactly it. It's a joy to type on. It reminds me of cherry mx black with a mix of brown. I "had" to go with this keyboard. I was tired of getting POS keyboards (after my last great CM Storm keyboard which I fried). Only unknown manufacturers making colorful keyboards of unknown quality. This was was bound to be of some higher quality, it is quiet (for a mechanical) and it isn't black! I would have preferred if the keycaps were of a different color, but I guess you can't have it all.