Originally Posted by drazah
Thick PBT keycaps make or break a keyboard for me and I personally think they are well worth the investment if you are using your keyboard for professional use (work) or use it for hours every day.
Once you use a quality set of PBT keycaps you realize how much different they feel than the typical ABS keycaps. They also never shine or show signs of wearing down. Double-Shot PBT keycaps are top quality and the legends will never fade like top-printed ABS keycaps. Thicker keycaps also add to the feel of the switch. I personally think they feel better on every kind of switch especially for linear switches and strong tactile switches.
I've used sets from $10 ebay sets to $150+ custom resin sets, the cheap ABS keys aren't even worth the $10 I spent on the entire set. They look okay in pictures but are an absolute nightmare to use in a daily setting. The keys are extremely flimsy and loose on the switch, and the texture is way too slippery for my liking. PBT provide a slight texture feel that doesn't slip and fits much better on standard MX switches.
Nothing wrong with a set of quality made doubleshot ABS keys IMO. Sure PBT keys feel a bit nicer, but I don't feel they instantly make or break a keyboard if done right.
Low quality flimsy printed keys of any material are another story though. Even PBT caps can feel flimsy and cheap if they arn't made right and cheap out on enough material.