Up to this point I've played games on keyboards that've come with computers I've bought but the decent one I had broke recently and I've been using a shitty cheapo one without a wrist wrest. My wrists are beginning to hurt so I think it is time to get a new keyboard. Given I've managed fine with basic keyboards in the past I'm not looking for anything fancy and I can't really see the need for a mechanical one.
Having done a bit of research the Microsoft Sidewinder X4 looks very appealing and the reviews seem good although I am a bit concerned about the quality of the fixed wrist wrest. Has anyone that has used one had any complaints or problems with the keyboard?
Are there better options for around the same price? Am I being foolish not going for something more expensive? Are mechanical keyboards really as special as some people make out?