This may seem like a silly or pointless question but in your opinion how does the model F compare to the model M and is it worth switching one? I own a model M that I’ve bought and have taken the time to bolt mod myself.
It seems like you’d be trading a nicer layout in favor of additional clickiness and better quality. There is an unfortunate reductionist trend in keyboards these days, but the F77 looks like a good compromise. Time will tell, but I’m optimistic.
Yes it is definitely worth the upgrade! It’s difficult to imagine something better than the Model M, unless you’ve tried a Model F in person!
The sound of the best keyboard ever is so musical when typing, thanks to the pounds and pounds of steel plates resonating with each other as keys are pressed. Once you type on the Model F a little bit you will notice what’s missing from the Model M. Also the build quality is much higher with a Model F. The Model M was an exercise in cost cutting the Model F and removing two-thirds of the cost. Lots of metal was replaced with plastic.