I never bought the G15 Version 1 because i thought it looked very big & tacky.
So ive bought the G15 v2, what an amazing product.. yes they've removed some G keys so u only have 6 insted of 18, but theres buttons along the top for switching... so u press "M1" for 1 set of keys, press M2 for another & M3 for another.. so 3 * 6 = 18.
The screen i love, doesnt seem to be any compatibility issues from Version 1 & Version 2 screens when it comes down to applications... so id assume its the same size as the V1.
Its size is the main thing, its pretty much the same size as an adverage keyboard where as the V1 was very large.
Orange lighting is nice, blue i admit would have been better as everything i have on my desk is blue lights, but still not a big problem.
the lighting isnt at all tacky, it lights individual key letters rather than just a simple lightbulb behind the keyboard.
Also the lights can be turned off / low / high.
Takes alittle while to stop hitting G5 & G6 keys as there close to the shift & ctrl buttons, but after 3 days ive adapted n gotten used to it (u can also set these keys to actually be Ctrl & Shift keys incase u have problems adapting.)
Flick switch on the top left is quite nice, it disables/enables the Start menu button, so u dont accidently minimize ur games.
The screen is very nice since it gives u all the info ull ever need in WoW etc, can download more applications for it to make it do whatever u want.
Standard display (until ur doing something) is generally an analogue clock on the left with an email icon stating how many emails u have (hotmail included), along with a digital read out of time & date.
And last but not least, the build quality seems to be very good its not cheap or tacky feeling, the flick switch for the start button could maybe feel abit stronger but still, very good build quality.
All in all this keyboard is king in my opinion, it really makes a computer look special.