It's funny to see peoples reactions, how a well-established perception of a good mouse changes, as if suddenly the mouse you're holding was worse than yesterday, making you stop trusting your mouse less, getting less frags, flags, apples, whatever games you are playing. Personally, I've never cared that much about the switch manufacturer, more about the feeling and even then it hasn't been a top priority-- but I do understand that for some people it matters so much that can be totally put off by that . Hell, I even like the AM's switches, even though everyone says they are super stiff. They feel pretty much the same as my Abyssus' switches in terms of hardness, AM's are obviously the harder ones. And then when everyone says that they are super stiff, you start believing that more than your own fingers and they start to feel much stiffer. And I'm not saying that their switches are not stiff, I can't know if someones AM actually has much stiffer switches than mine, as there are obviously different variables in manufacturing and so all the batches aren't alike. I've had two Deathadders, the first one's scroll wheel broke and I got another one in replacement. I did feel that there was a slight difference in the scroll wheel, it the scrolling was a bit harder.
But yeah, I can confirm with a picture that they've changed the switches (well, at least with the case of the scroll wheel switch. I didn't take any pictures of the sidebuttons, but I remember they are the same Kailh(?) switches that the scroll wheel uses.) I took this pic about a month ago of my G400 (which I bought in April) when I changed the cord:
And of course now people will say that "no wonder the scroll feels so ****ty." I think that's more about the travel distance in this case than it is about the switch. I tried gluing a piece of metal in between the switch and the scroll-holding plastic as a test. It felt totally different, much better, but unfortunately it didn't stay there for long and I didn't bother getting superglue on my fingers again