Ended up doing what I said and getting the red from Best Buy. The extra $15 or so due to tax sucked, but I'll get over it. Took some time getting used to the difference between this and my old ergonomic, but I'm getting back to my old typing speed I think.
Meanwhile, the cherry mx brown board arrived today from Amazon. While I intend to return it, I did open it very slightly to try out the keys. Ultimately, I don't think the tactile feedback will help me with pecking, and even my dad (typist) said he preferred the reds when I let him try the two boards out briefly. Mother hated both. She hates everything.
Still, seems I'm going to get the best of both worlds in a way.
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