<kbd> tags on the trilogy sites and I think Apple as well were updated to look less ugly.
I am in favor of less ugly. Can we have it to match our sweet new design?
Can we have
<kbd> to be made to look more like arcade buttons? Most of the time it's used it's for a single character at a time.
Down with the new-style <kbd>! Keep the old one! Or at least keep the serif font!
The biggest appeal of the kbd tag is that it's completely unambiguous: press 1, then I, then l, and Dwarf Fortress will do something clever and/or terrible. Switching that to a sans-serif font makes those keys unclear, and <kbd> should be utterly beyond confusion.
I would be fine with changing the border around the letter to take up a bit less space, but using a sans-serif font is just wrong. We theoretically could force all letters to upper-case, but it's still going to be ambiguous when an "I" shows up by itself in an answer, and there's no other hint that all keyboard entries are upper-case.
Fix this castle! (shamelessly robbed from here). It looks better than the old style castle anyways.
But then we would not have an awesome KBD castle. And that would be WRONG.