Can we please drop the religion talk, there's a reason the TOS says the following
You may NOT:
- Partake in discussions about politics, race or religion or promote your own views in this area through any other means
Lets keep talking about other divisive topics, like why Topre switches are just overpriced rubber domes.
Originally Posted by HPE1000
Ugh, I guess this goes for everything in a popularity contest but I get so sick of these "Favorite Switch Type" discussions everywhere online, blues, reds and browns are always going to win because they are the most common switches. There is nothing wrong with that but I can't help but feel that most of the votes and praise come from people who have only used that switch type they voted for. Seeing polls where blues win over 90% of the votes with every other switch type including topre getting no votes and even membrane beating all the switch types except blues. Why would you vote for the only switch type you have used, makes no sense
I for one wouldn't ever give my opinion on something like that if it was so narrow. Guess it might be the same feeling as everyone on r/mechanicalkeyboards having to deal with all QFR's everywhere and everyone on headfi running around with ath m50's saying they are the best headphones evar
It doesn't contribute anything, but then again, me complaining about it isn't either lol
It's the same reason why Razer, Logitech, and Corsair win all these "best mechanical keyboard on the market" contests on websites like Lifehacker. They're mediocre, but readily available, well marketed, and from "1337" brands, so people buy into them when they're mediocre at best. There's always voting behavior dictated by post hoc rationalization, nostalgia (that's often a flawed memory), and so on.
I honestly think Clears would be much more popular if they were readily available and Topre would be more popular if it was cheaper and more readily available. Of course, I also think Blues are incredibly overrated. If I wanted a clicky switch, I'd go Model F buckling spring since Blues are just an inferior clicky switch when compared to buckling springs in a metal case with a metal backplate.
That said, just because something is voted the best by ignorant doesn't mean it's bad, it just means that the most readily available decent option that people have tried won. It only really becomes an issue when people who haven't tried any alternatives start to parade one win like that as the absolute truth.Edited by nubbinator - 12/9/13 at 5:43pm