- Oct 29, 2000
Hot swap is the way to go imo. I can't tell a difference between my evga z15 and a cheapy aoc or some other off brand 'blue' switch board that my hands like enough to daily. I think it's more about the sum of the parts than the individual components that make up the feel because there's only 2x blue boards that my hands like enough to daily out of the many that I have.
I just realized this opens up the best of both worlds.
For instance, while gaming I use the old school arrow-key layout. I never understood why I should switch to WASD, so I just never did.
With hotswaps, I could in theory stick greens in all of the keys I use for typing, and stick something like speed silvers on the arrow keys only. I'm not convinced something like speed silvers actually make a difference, but it might be fun to try.