Originally Posted by ChoboGuy
Lol, to the OP and everyone else replying in this thread, there isn't ANYTHING wrong with bottoming out.
The theory of being able to type faster is invalid because of a simple reason: you're typing while CONSCIOUSLY trying not to bottom out, thus slowing you down.
Sure, you can choose not to bottom out if you want your kb quieter or if you prefer the feel of not doing so. Don't let anyone put you down if you choose not to do so though. I personally like the feel of having a long travel distance and appreciate the clacking. It's all personal preference.
While you're partially true, the goal (just like when learning to type) is to consciously do something until you no longer have to think about it. While you may type slower in the short run, once you no longer have to think about not bottoming out your fingers will feel better and you theoretically can type faster.
The big thing for me is my fingers don't hurt nearly as much anymore after long periods of typing. The tips of my fingers used to get sore and my whole fingers would ache from the jarring thud at the end of each stroke. Now, my fingers are strong enough to push down to just past the actuation point and pull back up again. And if I do bottom out, they are already decelerating so it isn't as jarring.