I know I am going to get flamed for this but now that I have used this keyboard for a while and stayed "open minded " about it and retained myself a bit I am loving it. I've learned to crawl around the keyboard and it's actually quieter than any other keyboard I have ever used. Of course there is the occasional clack but overall this thing is nice, with quiet little thuds. Not loud at all. Nice design Apple. If you are finding this thing is too loud, you need to be patient and stop henpecking like you probably did on a chiclet keyboard. Give this thing a chance because it's fantastic and quiet as you grow accustomed to it.