I've only bothered to measure this twice, but both times it's been true:
New EOS switches (shiny, goldish except for the contact surface) (from pbr and pbl) measure 0.6-0.9 ohms out of circuit.
Old EOS switches (black, with some white residue, slightly pitted) (pulled from a super straight and a Meteor) measure 0.2-0.4 ohms out of circuit.
Same measuring system (attach leads to ends, then clamp switch closed).
Seems to me that, if your eos has a higher resistance, that's going to make the stroke weaker? And I'd assume that a brand new eos should be 'better' than the old ones.
Am I doing something wrong here, or are new materials not as good as 'worn in' old materials?