I'll admit that after hammering down on my IBM Model M 1391401 for a while (which, like all the early IBM-built boards, has noticeably stiffer buckling springs than the current Unicomp-built ones), anything with Cherry MX Blues or Browns feels downright mushy, with the keys being bottomed-out almost instantly. Then I use one of those for a while, go back to the Model M, and remember how stiff it really is.
Then again, I have a habit of striking keyboard keys pretty hard with my fingers no matter what I'm using. It's just the way I type.
While I still wouldn't want 'em on my primary keyboard...it might be considered for a gaming mini-keyboard sort of device, like the various Belkin/Razer N52s, the Logitech G13, the Razer Orbweaver, etc. I've actually seen pics of N52s modded with MX Reds on Geekhack before. (But then such a device would have to fight for desk space, which is at a premium when it's dominated by a full-size keyboard, a decently-sized mousepad, and a CH Products Fighterstick and Pro Throttle already. I'd even throw the 3Dconnexion SpacePilot on top of that list if I actually used it regularly.)
I use a Ideazon Fang gaming keypad. This is out of production since Steelseries took over Ideazon years ago.
There is a complete Steelseries keyboard from the Ideazon heritage that still incorporates the lovely WSAD keys like the FANG has, but it is huge:
I actually have a backup unit bought used from Ebay. This combined with my 3 units of Logitech G9x will keep me warm for the next 10 years of FPS! Btw the G9x is perfect for mouse pad less gaming if you want. And if you do not like more buttons, just do not use them.
Edited by pietcux - 6/20/13 at 11:50am