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Something about the switch types:
Blue(sound+feel): My friends who own this type of keyboard are annoyed by the sound.

Brown(or any other with tactile feel): No complaints, except from me. My fingers just can't stand the recoil effect of tactile keyboard. Still a lot better than rubber ofc.

Black(linear): No finger pain anymore at all! I also think lots of people that complain about blacks are most likely got so used to tactile(rubber dome) feeling, that they don't give linear-type enough time to get used to. I almost never bottom these keys anymore(even while gaming) and rarely push the key so lightly that it doesn't register. I personally believe that everyone will come to this type of keyboard in the end. Other types have just made up compromises so mechanical keyboard doesn't feel extremely weird when jumping from rubber dome.

Now with my 6Gv2:

Got my 6gv2 ~6months ago, 10mins and never touched rubber again. Anyway I had to return it as it had multiple keys partly ~scratching(giving weird tactile feel) and ~almost getting stuck(when you push them at some angle), was annoying to write as some were very common keys to push. Would have been fine if the bad keys were rare to push keys.

Replacement one didn't have a single one of these, except one key didn't want to get pushed down at all when pushed at specific angle, but that was a different problem than the last one. Fixed it just by cutting the left over stuff that the factory missed.

So you have to check your keyboard after buying or even check it in the store. Keys should go down w/o a trouble at any angle and give no tactile feel.

But after 6months... one key( "4" ) started double registering at random times. I think it's my most used key, playing wow with 2h frost spec death knight, 4 is bound to Frost Strike. It double registers randomly when I use it the most efficient way, push 50% of the way. Bottoming and releasing doesn't double register.

Wondering if there's dust inside or if the key is totally starting to fail? Seems I can ~temp fix it by quickly heavy tapping it few times. Blowing to it with compressed air does nothing. Too bad Steelseries made it quite hard to replace a single key mechanism or else I could just replace it with a rarely pushed key.
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2x Intel 320 SSD 120GB Western Digital 1TB Caviar Blue 2x Western Digital 2TB Red in Raid0 Noctua NH-U14 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Benq XL2420T Dell U2412M LG Flatron wide L226W Steelseries 6Gv2 
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Antec Truepower New 750W Cooling Master Test Bench Steelseries Kinzu V2 pro SteelSeries S&S 
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Koss PortaPro ModMic 
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