Best bit is he spent a load of money on it. He’s a big online gamer, up to a very good level and races for a team with pro actual car racers. Recently he up graded to a full on seat, frame, curved screen etc. So he decided to buy a wireless keyboard with tracking pad built in. So it doesn’t bother me I get to use the one he made with out me spending out on one.I like the look of that, however personally I could never get along with the US keyboard layout or lack of a number pad - very much personal preference there though.
To me a good keyboard is worth spending money on and it should last many years. Consider also that the screen, keyboard, and mouse are the bits you use the most of your computer to me it makes sense to spend money on them.
For home I have one of the Unicomp keyboards which use a buckling spring design taken from the old IBM Model M keyboard, though you probably would not really want one of these in a shared office as the noise levels are a bit antisocial! Price has gone up a bit but I have had mine for getting on 9 years now and it has survived all sorts of misshaps over that time.
At the office I have a Filco one with Cherry blue switches on my desk which is not exactly silent but very well made and has so far lasted about 6 years, although some of the keycaps are a bit worn now those can easily be replaced for minimal cost.