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This key profile is REALLY nice. I am really excited to see new keycap designs hitting the market.
One comment that I will make about this drop is that there are very few keyboards covered by the huge number of packs for sale. Why not concentrate more on covering more boards, rather than the huge number of novelty/customizing keys.
You could cover a bunch of other keyboards simply by making a 2nd Extra Mods pack.
The Ortholinear pack has several important keys missing (R2 Esc key, R3 Tab key lots of people swap those. Also a R1 Esc key would be needed for Preonic users).
Also, the Extra mods pack could easily cover several more keyboards with a few small additions. For example, the Minivan could be covered with the addition of only 4 keys (R3 1.25 Tab, R3 1.5 Enter, R2 1.75 Backspace, and R4 1.75 Shift).
R1 esc is in the base kit. that's pretty important for a lot of 60% keyboards.
You're right, but that still leaves me without an R3 Tab key, to put in the Esc key's place, if I choose to swap the two keys.
yeah that's true. unfortunately full sculpted keycap sets make it really really hard to please everyone with all of the layout variations out there. if you add too many extra keys that most people aren't going to use, the price becomes too high and people lose interest. matteo tried to find a sweet spot and i think the kits offered will cover the vast majority of boards out there. he could have added some extra keys to additional addon kits, but that would make the buy even harder to wrap your head around, and they might not have reached MOQ anyway.
People pay $200 for GMK all day every day so I can see why people might be more hesitant for a very first run but not having a key for your leyboard makes it a no-go and being kinda expensive just makes you dig into your wallet a little deeper. So hopefully they do support more for future runs
You're right, the full-sculpted nature of this set makes it more difficult. Honestly, I would be cool with having some blank keys to put in those spots. Or maybe some ambiguous novelties (like with the Godspeed SA pack, they had those "Transmit", "Abort", etc keys).