I've developed an addiction to the "TrackPoint" mouse, the little nibble in the middle of the keyboard that everybody hates. The problem is, once you get accustomed to using one, nothing beats it. So now you've a shortage of keyboards to choose from, nevermind laptops!
Anyway, when moving some old servers up to the electronics recycling room, a colleague and I did a bit of dumpster diving, and wham, I struck gold! A full size Thinkpad keyboard! Dirty and hideous, but functioning. With a bit of soap and scrubbing, it was as good as new.
Drying it with a hair dryer..
And there, welcome to the family. They've changed quite a bit over the years, my favourite is still the one in the middle (Thinkpad Travel keyboard). The smallest one is the only one they still manufacture.
The Escape key placement is an issue, but I mapped F1 to Escape, so it works out.
How's that for irritating noob babble...