Thanks for the feedback on your recent Deck purchase. I will try to resolve some of the issues you are experiencing.
The Saitek had the key for brightness and it would just roll over as well.
I am not sure if you are saying you want a special dedicated key on your Deck to control this but our products do have multiple levels of backlighting. You can control this by pressing the FN key (right of the spacebar) + numbers 1 through 7 on the top row, or FN + 0 on top row for off. You can also step through the levels by pressing FN + up or down arrows as well. Figured I would put that out there as some people miss this information in the user manual.
I like how the keys are nice and bright but I do not like that on the larger keys [backspace] [shift] [enter] it is brighter in the middle and both sides are dim not giving over all coverage. The backslash can hardly be seen compared to the pipe.
This is something of a known limitation of the technology we use and occurs because the LED is positioned in the middle of the key which doesn't always reach the sides.
I'm also noticing that about 50% of the keycaps have sublimation issues or fusing issues and you can see light at the top of they keys. Some you can even see the black paint is thin and the blue bleeds through. You can also see where the Numlock, Capslock, Scroll lock lights also bleed through the Chromed Deck logo. I'm going to assume that I received a bad batch of key caps?
Sounds like you may have received bad keycaps. Can you email pictures to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
so I can verify this and provide the most appropriate method to resolve the issue?