Suggestion: Drop should make a budget barebones kit.
Drop has marketshare in many areas, but they appear to not have any cheap barebones kits (sub 50$) currently available. They could do something like the CIY tester 68, MG75, or MG108 (ideally a 65%) . This could be a keyboard that would be a great entryway into mechanical keyboards, and have drop be recognized as a budget player more. It could also have deals that encourage you to buy other drop products alongside it (IE: keycaps 10$). It could also work as a 'travel keyboard' which one would bring travelling with them or just something fairly cheap to not be super careful with and just test out whatever.
May 27, 2023
Today I just picked up a Panasonic KX-E700m from around 1987. If you're interested in what it is like, I just found this youtube video talking about this very model:
But what I was personally very curious to see was the switches and key caps... which turned out to be kinda interesting.