Do you know any physical shops that stock mechanical keyboards? I would love to try before I buy.
One point that confused me, you cite the MX Black as 'ideal' for gamers because of the stronger spring, which is presumably what results in the 60g actuation force requirement, yet go on to state that the MX Blue isn't favoured by gamers because it has a relatively high actuation force of 50g, but this is less than the Black?
The blue switches are tactile i.e. non-linear meaning they have a very audible click, which signifies when the key actuates, whereas with the blacks, there is only a noise when the switches bottom out.
That doesn't explain the comment about gamers liking the strong springs in one but apparently not liking the other because the springs are too strong even though they're not as strong. I understand the difference between the tactile and non-tactile but those weren't the reason given for the like/dislike.
The main point is that a blue switch only required actuation force half way down a key press. The black requires constant force for the duration of the key stroke. It depends, entirely what you want. I see tactile switches as more of a typist orientated switch. Linear switches to me are more suited for gaming.
The main problem with the four cherry switches is that people will find certain switches better for them. I like reds the best but I know a lot of people prefer other switches for the same thing I use my boards for.
The comparison for the extra force was comparing them more to brown switches in that I was comparing linear to linear and tactile to tactile.
I have tried the mecha Keyboards, I prefer my G19 tbh.
Also i cant game without that little lcd telling me a bunch of stuff