PerformanceCM Storm's Quick Fire Pro is a fully fledged mechanical gaming keyboard. The only feature missing is a driver suite and macro support like we saw on the CM Storm Trigger.
The partial backlighting on the Quick Fire Pro works without a hitch. It is hardware controlled and allows for different output levels and three different modes. WASD is constantly lit, upper left hand key area lit, and pulsating of those keys. If there was one issue with the partial backlighting it is perhaps that you do not get any placement clues for your right hand position. A very minor issue, if just the J-key had been illuminated it would have been better.
Gaming on the Quick Fire Pro is great. It has a key which allows you to disable the sometimes annoying Windows-keys and the backlighting is completely sufficient for FPS gaming. That combined with the use of Cherry MX Red switches makes it is a gamer's delight. At $100 the Quick Fire Pro is definitely good value since it has all the features of the Zowie Celeritas plus some. It is a rock solid keyboard and it does not slide around on one's desk.