I expected a very scratchy experience. Though I was correct initially, after a very short (seriously, like 2 hours of use) the scratch was reduced greatly. I was curious to see how they would sound L+F, and was pleasantly surprised. I wish Divinikey sold hyperglide MX blacks, but plenty of people prefer retooled and the difference is minuscule. Either way, once broken in and modded, they are incredible switches.
My favorite linear switch!
My favorite linear switch so far, and I've tried JWK, creams, inks, and KS-3 gateron yellows! I recommended spring swapping + filming. These sound incredible, especially with GHv4 (thick variant) lube.
Took hours to lube but totally worth it. Most of the scratchy ness it gone and the spring is perfectly weighted for me.
They are alright
Unlubed the switches are almost unusable, it is almost as if sand is stuck inside the switch. Lubed they sound great.
Great linear switches if you are prepared to properly mod them.
These are very good switches. I bought these because they are so highly praised but I was disappointed when I first got them because they where incredibly scratchy and very pingy stock, but after lubing, spring swapping and filming, they are great. They are still noticeably scratchier then JWKs and Gaterons but it isn't very noticeable when typing and for how good these switches sound I think it's worth it. I only give these four stars because in my opinion a five star switch has to be at least semi usable stock.