Having your arms closer together provides a noticeable gain in mouse accuracy and IMO is a lot more comfortable. I personally think numpads should not be on the right side of a keyboard, as it tends to be in the way (and has caused me to smash my fingers against it many times, partly due to my low sensitivity).
As a gamer who dabbles in 3D rendering and such the benefits of removing the numpad far outweigh the loss of numpad functionality in various software. HOWEVER, if you were to make a perfect keyboard, you would place the numpad on the left side of the keyboard. The numpad could also serve as a macro pad which would be.. Pretty lit. (Still waiting for someone to make a keyboard like that with the build quality and aesthetic of a Razer keyboard)
The keys (Razer Green) are tactile with a slightly warmer click than that of a Cherry MX blue. They feel very responsive compared to my 7 year old finger oil laden membrane Microsoft comfort curve keyboard. To me they feel similar to Cherry MX blues but slightly different. I would have to try blues for a longer period of time before I could fairly judge. The green switches have a shorter actuation and reset distance, which I personally couldn't feel, but I'm sure in the heat of battle they'll save a millisecond or two.
Honestly, there isn't much to say about the lights other than that they are bright, but not so bright that they dominate my setup. Oh and writing rude words with the lights is hilarious… Don't judge me.
The body is honestly perfect. I can't imagine it ever being damaged unless I toss it out my win… Actually no that still wouldn't be enough to break this thing. (please don't try this)
I actually noticed someone gave the keyboard a poor rating due to some rust in the corner. I cannot imagine what kind of incompetence it takes to let this happen but let me assure you, if you can avoid spilling your cola on your keyboard, taking it on long walks in the rain, gnawing on it in your sleep or forgetting to clean off the blood, sweat and tears of a brutal gaming session.. This keyboard will last you years.
This keyboard is wonderful. I was worried about getting it since in the past the only Razer product I have had experience with was the Kraken.. Which was awful, but Razer seems to have really stepped up their game since then.
Razer cult initiate over and out.. Lol