I feel it's about time for me to give my opinion on these switches, don't you think? Well, here it goes.
First I need to give an introduction and recognize those who could make all this possible.
Mrinterface, I believe you deserve many thanks for getting this all organized, so, thank you. Without further ado, my review.
When I got these mechanical keys I was surprised how alike they really are. They all have a difference, yes, but it's much less apparent than I assumed.
Blue: These are tactile and CLICKY. I can feel the tactility, but it's incredibly slight compared to a rubber dome keyboard, at least the one I'm using. It is pretty loud without bottoming them out, because of its clicky design. It's also easy to bottom out. When bottomed out a louder *clack* follows the *click*. I don't particularly like these because of the clicky sound they make.
Brown: These are tactile without the blue's click. These are pretty much blues without the click. They are easy to bottom out, like the blues. I don't particularly like them simply because of the soft sound they make.
(White): This switch was a pleasant surprise. It's take a little more force to actuate (which makes it harder to bottom out), doesn't have the loud annoying sound of blues, but has that slight, yet apparent, tactile bump. Very nice. If' they sold this switch I might consider it. It has the best of Blues, Browns, and Blacks all in one.
Black: I didn't think I would like these from all the negative remarks these have gotten, but I actually like these keys. Being a linear switch it doesn't have any tactile bump, which I've explained before, isn't very apparent anyway, but all that besides I actually like the clean bump-less feeling. The actuation of this switch takes about the same force as the whites which, again, make them harder to bottom out. They're practically silent in comparison to other switches, if not bottomed out. I like these as much as I like whites.
Red: I thought I would like this key. No. They're the same as black, but are just very easy to press down, which makes them easy to bottom out.
ML: I don't know what to say about this switch. If it was in a laptop, would be pretty cool.
Conclusion: White and Black switches are my favorites of those switches.
I don't have too much to say about the Alp switches.
Black: I don't know exactly how to describe the feeling of the blacks alps. They have a tactile bump, they don't emit too much sound when actuated, but of course make more when bottom out. They don't have that same clean crisp feeling the cherry switches have. Which is probably why it's hard for me to explain the way it feels.
Gray: LOUD. This switch is a lot like the blues in terms of sound. There's a tactile bump and it feels crisper than the black alps. Doesn't take too much to actuate, or bottom out for that matter.
(White): Mushy. Feels much like the black alps. Kind of has a very slight tactile bump. Very quiet. Doesn't take too much to actuate or bottom out.
Conclusion: I don't like any of the alps.
Thanks again Mrinterface.
With that done, bags on its way to next recipient.