hmm… I must have mistyped it.
I think I care more about a keyboard than I do say… an SSD. I know that sounds crazy but since I physically interact with the keyboard, it matters much more to me. Plus, I want something portable, so I can start going to meet-ups and hopefully DEFCON!!! That said… I really want an SSD on my setup too.
I know what you mean, and I certainly agree that having a KB you like is critical. Having said that, however, I’ve never had a KB that cost more than $50 (and that one came with a pretty nice mouse and wireless transceiver).
For portability, I usually stick with the laptop KB. I have this (mainly for my tablet), however, and I love it: