Muirium wrote: ↑
Hmm… I'd consider that very heavy use of yours like a damaging laser that's messing up these boards when left focussed on them! My own use is much lighter — just a few hours of hard typing at a time, then it's another day and I often swap the keyboard. Perhaps you need a bigger collection and more keyboard cycling!
Mate, I own couple dozens keyboards in my collection + a micro factory that makes custom keyboards (ErgoDoxes, 60%, anything customers ask for really), so that is not a problem.
The problem is because of that, I'm extremely picky and when I like something I use it a lot
That's why my Topres get shiny and feel a bit off. That could also be a reason why I appreciate things I can easily buy and replace (Cherry/Gateron or fancy stuff like Matias or Topre).
I do rotate my keyboards, maybe not as often as you do, but still. For last year I mostly used my Realforce, but every now and then when I needed a change I used Model M for couple days. When things got messy and my hands started to hurt I always had my trusty ErgoDox (Vintage Blacks, MX Blue springs, round 5 keycaps) which got some significant use too.
It's just that recently I couldn't use my Realforce anymore due to pain in my fingers I moaned about a while ago I started to look for alternatives and I found out that Filco with MX Blue worked nicely for me, although it missed a bit in tactility + it's fullsize which is annoying. That's why I got Code which turned out to have garbage MX Blues and got it modded first with 62g Korean Vintage Blacks, then later with Gateron Blues (more tactile and a bit heavier than Cherries), which I used as my daily driver until I got this Matias V60 (well I used GON NerD briefly to acoomodate to new layout).
So as I said, for now I'm happy with those switches but I can see their faults (inconsistency depeding on point where you press the keycap bothers me mostly) now and it's just matter of time until they start to drive me crazy
Hopefully I'll have some blue Alps by then so I can put them on that board