IF they ever come up with a decent keyboard on a laptop, I’ll buy one...but all I can find is those mushy, rubbery, “soft touch” keyboards.
After learning to type on an old Underwood Manual, and they typing for years on an IBM Selectric, I like a little travel, and a little “click” in my keyboard.
On the other hand, I can just see journalists and people in corporations, writers, etc., doing stories and reports on an I-Pad.
All I’ve used for years is a laptop and an external 24” flat panel display (easier on these old eyes). Haven’t owned a tower in years and don’t intend to.
Counterpart in cubicle next to me has a clackety Clydesdale keyboard that needs to be put out of my misery.
I used the same Monterey (M-Tek) K104 (Cherry switches I think) for a couple decades till it finally died, and like you, I detest the current crap, er crop, of keyboards. I got the clicky version of the Das Keyboard, and I'm completely happy with the key feel. Really nice LOOKING keyboard too.
It comes in a silent version as well as the clicky one, and I don't know if there is a difference in the tactile feedback. They're about $100.
The only problem is that overall it's just a bit narrower than the M-Tek, so it doesn't fit may hands perfectly and I make more typos. Maybe in a year or so, my fingers will get re-calibrated to the dimensions of this one.