New here, and trying to dive into the world of mechanicals. After reading many descriptions and reviews of various keyboards and switch types, I'm still having a hard time deciding what's best for me. Nothing I read or see seems consistent. For example: My girlfriend just got a Razer Blackwidow Ultimate, which uses Blues. However, this seems contradictory to what I have read considering that this keyboard is touted as a gaming keyboard and I read that Blues are not good for gaming. Other sources tell me that browns are the best non-linear switch for gaming.
I would say that I do an equal amount of typing and gaming. So far, the Blues look attractive to me for having both audible and tactile feedback. I've typed a little on my girlfriend's Blackwidow and do find it enjoyable despite the keys being a little inconsistent with each other. The F(letter) has no bump or click to it. I imagine I won't run into this with a board that has better QC such as a Filco. I haven't had much of a chance to game on it, but I can see how it might take some getting used to seeing as a key has to be almost fully released before another press from the same key can be fully registered. I have not had a chance to try any other switches since the Blackwidow is the only mechanical that has been available to try in my area.
Even though the Blues seem less desirable by others for gaming, they seem to be my top choice at the moment since I think I value typing experience over gaming experience. However, I would like to hear from anyone who happens to use Blues for gaming. What are your thoughts on them? Is the release point really a game breaker? Have you gotten to the point where you can play on them just as well as you would have with browns or even a rubber dome?
As far as the keyboard I currently have my sights set on, I'm looking at a Filco Majestouch 2 Ninja with Blues. Still can't decide over the TK or the TKL version.