I have never typed on a mechanical keyboard and have no idea what any switches really feel like. I have been using a Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic at home for close to 6-7 years now. It has started to come apart so I decided I will upgrade to an ErgoDoxEZ. But I'm stuck on what switches to get.
My Sculpt Ergo has scissor switches on top of rubber domes with an actuation force of ~50 grams. Does that make them feel tactile or linear? I don't know, but they feel comfortable to type on and I average around 80 wpm. Resting my fingers on the home row I also never have an accidental keypress, but of course when you press hard enough the keys are immediately bottomed out.
At work I have a Microsoft Natural Ergo 4000. I don't particularly like the feeling of the keys and sometimes realize I'm really hammering on them. Maybe that comes from my long use of the MS Sculpt.
* Quiet enough to pass the wife test because we share a small home office.
* Obviously I play games as well
* At work I write code much of the day and expect I'll be bringing my ErgoDoxEZ there eventually.
I'm hovering between Kalih Box Red or Box Black because I'm guessing they might feel similar to the MS Sculpt and are supposed to be very quiet. My worry is that the Reds might be too sensitive so maybe the Blacks would be a safer bet.
But would tactile switches be a more natural transition from the MS Sculpt Ergo? Maybe Cherry MX Brown or Kalih Box Brown? The switch selection is somewhat limited because I want to get the Glow version of the ErgoDoxEZ.
I hope you can give me some advice