This weekend I wanted to see if I can make linear switches more appealing to me so came up with this mod:
Tip Tip Hurrah mod: Snip off the tip of an unused switch stem (I used stems from panda switches) then dropped it into linear switch stem hole. This in-effect recreates the sound of Halo stem in a linear switch.
My result with Gat. Yellow was much more satisfying bottom-out sound. I suspect Gat. Ink or Cream will sound even better. Key travel reduction, however, was more noticeable than Halo stem in a Panda housing but I think most of that is from the inconsistent butcher job I did while snipping the tips.
Conclusion: Switch designers should consider making linear switches with slightly longer stem to enhance sound.