Originally Posted by rdasch3
I like the clicking of the blues, but I hate how it takes several presses to recognize my keystroke in a fps game. Shift is really the only buttom I repeatedly tap, other than crouch and prone. I read somewhere that red switches were more prone to typing error, and people even said it about black switches, but it doesn't make sense since black switches are more resilient than the blues. I think before I try topre switches (or even do research on them for that matter), I should probably finish finding my preference for mx switches. There is a lot of money to be spent just trying to find a switch preference. Two mx switches down, two mx switches left to test. Maybe I can find someone that already has these switches and will let me test it out.
EDIT: I also bottom out with blues a lot. I came from a rubber dome to blue switches which might be why, but the heavier black switch might do me some good since the lightness of the blu still ends up making me bottom the ky out. I really need to get used to typing without pushing the key all the way down, and you are right, it will probably take a while. Heck, I have been typing constantly for about 5 years and I am just now getting down the position of the keys and am able to type without looking at the keyboard.
The black helps prevent typing errors, while the red switch is prone to a high amount of typing errors. That's exactly why in the end I decided to go with this 55g Topre over a red switch board. They were both close in what I liked the best, and I was hesitant to order a Topre 55g with the huge price difference. But, in the end the extra amount of resistance really help me with my typing. Overall, most people do prefer a 45g resistance (from what I've seen). That would include my wife. It does depend on the type of switch though. The topre at 55g seems a lot lighter than a black switch at 60g. The way a cherry switch works is that resistance increases on the way down (making it extremely springy). While the Topre is not as springy, and the switch activates at the top, and that's where the force is.
Overall, a black switch is quite springy and for that reason its fun to play with in games. The red switch is just a lesser version, but IMO it would be nice if it were like 50g or maybe even a little more. For some odd reason a black switch can appear to be to stiff, and the red too light. When you get crazy into keyboards you tend notice the positives, and negatives of the weights of each. Eventually, you start to figure out what weight is best for you. That's why I always say to people that they should think about buying from a store where they can do a RMA easily. I purchased a Mionix Zibal 60, and did an RMA within an hour. You just know sometimes when a keyboard is not right for you. Crazy keyboard rant over