So I’m trying out some Kailh Box Red switches (retooled) today. I like them. For a stock linear, I would rate them very high on my list of favorites. I feel like the spring is close to cherry red but just a tad heavier. They are fairly smooth, and I enjoy the typing sound.
No definite news on the retooled stem yet. I tried the same keycap on 5 different box red switches (GMK Led Zep ISO slash key). I pressed the key several hundred times and removed/remounted it twice on each switch. No cracks or stress marks. I’ll keep an eye on it though.