This is something I have a personal concern with. Before “breaking in” any switches, I had lubed my Geekmaker 67g Creamy switches with Krytox 205g0, without wearing the switches in, and had sent them off to Qlavier to assemble into my board that I had commissioned from him. I’ve been using the keyboard consistently at work for the last 5-6 days, and I’ve noticed that the sound and feel has changed on a good portion of the keys (mostly the ones on the left-hand side as QWERTY is a bit more left-hand-centric).
What I’m wondering is: should I have had the switches soldered stock, broken them in for a few weeks, and then desoldered and lubed them? They still feel very smooth, but their acoustics and slight sluggishness from the lube towards the bottom-out have changed. My thought is I’m just breaking them in with the lube and eventually they’ll all sound/feel the same, but wanted to hear what more people thought.