Ya, I’m not sure where people get the idea that Cherry is hands-down the best, but I have a feeling it’s largely due to the Cherry name being on a lot of gaming keyboards.
I have an old Apple keyboard with Alps switches that works fine still. I don’t really care for the feel though, so I don’t use it.
I love my new BW with the Razer Orange switches and big puffy wrist rest. They’re the Cherry MX Brown equivalent (Kailh re-brands made specially for Razer) switches, but they’re rated to last even longer than Cherry. Only time will tell though.
I also have a BW from 2012 with Cherry MX Blue switches, and the W key went bad after a couple years.