Originally Posted by kazuyamishima
I think it i s mostly subjective.
I personally did not like blues for gaming, because the more pronounced tactile bump became annoying when using WASD for movement and such. It is not really an issue in the sense that it will affect performance, but I just did not like how it felt.
To me, the blacks were to hard to use. Again, it was not a huge issue, but I was constantly aware of how hard it was to use the keys and how much force they required. A long day of using the keyboard for work and gaming put more strain on my hands than I had ever felt using a peripheral, which is why I decided to get rid of it.
Reds are my preferred key for most genre of games. The linearity and low force necessary to press the keys make them feel very " immediate" and responsive. I say most genres, because there are some genres where people may prefer to get more of a feedback from the key when it is used, and are worried about accidental keypresses (RTS for example), which are more prone to happen on the ultra-light linear reds. This is also the reason I don't love them for typing. Typing feels nice and smooth and superlight, which is good in my opinion, but for me, accidental keypresses remain an issue. I also find it almost impossible not to bottom out on them.
Browns are my overall favourite, because they are sort of a middle ground making me like them for all genre of games and, most of all, for typing. There is the small tactile bump but it is not pronounced enough to ever be annoying to me while gaming, while still making them satisfying to use.
These are my personal findings, I should note that the blues I have only used, I never actually owned a keyboad with blue switches, so my experience with it is much more limited than with the others. The red switches I used in the Corsair K90 that I bought at release. The browns in the Filco Majestouch 1 and 2, and the blacks in the steelseries 6gv2. The blacks are the only ones that i can honestly say I just did not like. But again, that is preference.
@Goesto11, they wristpad for the k90 was removable, and I assume it will be again for the K95. I also think the wristpad for the K90 is fairly useless. Given the shape and angle of the keys it seems to be way to low to actually use for most people.Though things may vary for someone's particular anatomy and typing habits.