Typing this review off my new Filco keyboard,
Royal Mail takes a week to ship to southern France.
I like it.
Since the cherry MX brown switches are 4mm deep while sporting a 2mm actuation depth, you end up with two possible typing styles :
Either you go all the way down (at first) with clear clicks at the bottom,
Or you push down the keystrokes more gently, running your fingers half way to dull out the clicks and get a smoother feel. This comes naturally after a short habituation period to adapt with the keys' mechanical response. On that note you can add O-ring switch dampeners. I did set them up to test their effect. They do dull out the key hits. In practice I like having the keyboard as is.
The keyboard itself is a fine piece of hardware. Solid, heavy, huge pads, USB cable is thick, lace is robust. Filco didn't spare on the materials.
It took me forever to compare, read blogs etc, before placing my purchase so let me make one single comparison with an IBM model M. It doesn't compare. The IBM requires very hard strokes and you get a strong spring force on the return right after the click. The modern mechanical keyboards are way softer. There exist MX CLEAR switches that are rumored to be slightly harder to push in. I will never know for french keyboard layouts are scarce :)
All about this keyboard was designed to be robust to the last detail. Just go for it.
Very happy for the purchase,