Optical vs. Mechanical Keyboards. Which do you prefer?
I know mechanical keyboards have existed since the 80's and have remained relatively unchanged, but yet they're still so popular. I'm curious to know why that is?
Due to the fact that optical keyboards use light as an actuation point rather than metal to metal contact like a mechanical keyboard, they have more reliable, consistent latency, and a better and longer lifespan.
They also perform better and still have that nice clicky sensation when keys are pressed (in my experience).
Is it because they're too new, or something else?
What do you guys think and do you have a preference/reasons for liking mechanical over optical keyboards (vise versa)?