I think that Cherry reds are desired just for their low travel-to-connect and pressing force. They tend to some ideal of the keys that are operated really only by touch (not by hammering like a mad pianist
Some ages ago i.e. in the 90's there was even closer thing to this ideal. It was the BTC-5339 with capacitive switches (not to be confused with rubber domme BTC-5339R).
I have this wonder in some earlier work and i can say that typing on it was a pleasure while speed was unbelieveable on contemporary clicky keyboards made in R.O.C. You can imagine this as constant, white noise emitted during typing, where you couldn't distinct hits.
The next one close tothe really-touch typing devices ideal was the keyboard in Polish made Mera D-180 KSR printing terminal from 80's. I still own this keyboarrd and after 30 years it looks like new. It has proprietary parallel interface which sends ready ASCII codes. Unfortunately, it has no PC-typical keys, e.g. CR instead of Enter, no Alt etc. The coloured function keys on the left are mechanical bistable switches (they work very smoothly though).
The same keyboard base boad, switches, and keycaps were also used in 8-bit Bosman computer (both very rare today).
And the latter ones are... contemporary and very popular. I mean touch schreens on phones. I've got SE Xperia Arc and must say that if only somewhere a full scale keybord with this technology was created, it would be probably very good to literally touch typing.
Well. So today many of these who like touch the keys and not hammer it, looks around for Red Cherries