Originally Posted by Saberfang
I'm looking for my next keyboard and I'm thinking about getting a mechanical one. Still I have doubts about the switches choice expecially when it comes to black vs brown. I'll use this keyboard for everything but still I don't get why lots of people prefer the linear feedback of the black switch over the tactile of the brown one when it comes to gaming. Isn't better to have that tactile feeling when you press a key so that you can actually sense clearly the actuation point?
The reason that most people prefer Black/Red over Brown/Blue for gaming is because with the Brown and Blue switches the reset point and actuation point are 2 different points. With the linear it's just down and up, no separate points for reset and actuation. I have keyboards with Black, Brown, and Blue and for a while I preferred the Browns because it's a nice middle ground for typing and gaming. However, recently I purchased a tkl Ducky with Black and have been using it and I am now getting comfortable typing on Blacks. Now that I'm used to typing on Blacks it is my favorite switch out of the ones I've tried(Black, Brown, Blue, Red). Keep in mind that I game a lot, so if you type a lot it may not be the switch for you, but everyone is different.