Originally Posted by pez
The blues, I've noticed, force me to be more accurate because of their 'mechanical disadvantage'. Considering blues are much more popular than most switches for typing, double tapping shouldn't be a problem
Popularity of a switch is highly dependent on the person.
I can say for a fact that OCN sold less MX-Blue keyboards than every other switch besides MX-Blacks, which we just did not order than many of.
It has nothing to do with accuracy. MX-Black, Red, Brown, & Clear switches all have the Reset & Activation Points at the same point in the action.
Which means I can double-tap at roughly the same point the switch releases instead of hitting the switch at the 3mm point, which is 75% of the travel distance.
Like wise, this distaste has nothing to do with clicky switches either, as other clicky switches I like; and they do it right. Buckling Springs reset & activation points are nearly identical as well, so double tapping on them isn't an issue at all.
Most alps work this way as well, but depends on the variety & make.
Originally Posted by SniperTeamTango
Bold: Do you not just let the keys go? That what I do for double tap lol, I play Nexuiz and Ut alot too so I get you there. (Although having an analog stick to reprogram to push once = double tap is nice
I certainly agree learning new keyboards can be challenging.
However, another logical reason people shouldn't have expected anything but blues is because razer has yet to use anything else. See all other keyboards from them are non mech, or use blues in the blackwidow variants. (Cannot confirm about the stealth)
I don't, as I described above; I mash the key down for the first tap and then raise it just slightly above the 2mm mark, and remash it down.
The "Stealth" models from Razer use MX-Brown switches.
The only reason Razer went with MX-Blues was the distinction between them and just about every other board on the market. The other MX Switches feel better than rubber domes, but do not sound that different.
On the other hand, blues have that extra feel due to the click as well as that noise; which most folks who grew up using computers (generally at school or a place with Apple II's or IBM Model M's, and even some with the AT101) all grew up with the "clicky" switches. Thus, that's what is easily identifiable as mechanical.