... but k3STX assures it is not him...
I did not "assure" anyone that the problems I experienced were not my fault, I only pointed out that I have problems with the Begali key. I suspect if I changed the way I send CW I would not have the problems anymore, however it was easier for me to sell the key than re-adjust the way I send.
Thousands of Begali customers are happy. The original poster asked for opinions, and I gave mine. It is my opinion, not a fact.
I'm a happy Begali customer, but I've never used a Kent myself for more than a couple minutes at a hamfest. I appreciate the opinions of those who have used a variety of these keys for longer times, very much. Someday a couple decades from now I might get another key and yours and others opinions will very much influence what I want to try.
Again, thanks for the comparisons! They mean so much more than just "I have brand (X) and I'm happy".