Novelkeys Creams were considered overpriced as a result of esp. aftermarket scalpers once the switch hit big because of Youtube streamers.
On its own, the Creams are “interesting.” They feel different from other linears, more ‘leathery,’ i.e. they have some kind of texture. So they are worth trying out.
People think that they don’t reach their full potential until at least 10,000 keystrokes, so there is a cottage industry of people putting Creams in machines to get a whole lot of actuations in order to smooth them out. Smoothed Creams are considered a luxury switch.
At least, this is my recollection. I bought some sample BOX Creams, and they were great. Hence my desire to see a BOX Cream light tactile.
EDIT: The BOX Cream uses a lighter spring than the regular Creams, IIRC. The BOX mechanism complicates things if you are into modding, so most people prefer the original Cream.
However, the spring weight of BOX Cream is closer to MX Brown, if that’s what you’re looking for. In addition, you can mix BOX Cream parts with Kailh BOX Silent Brown to make “Cookies and Cream,” a lighter BOX Silent Brown that maybe should have been the design in the first place. So the BOX Creams can be useful for BOX modding.