A (first) report
The most people I know are seeing the keyboard (as hardware in general) as something irrevocable. Many do not know that it is easy to change its layout. And why should somebody do so? The keyboard is good, as it is, isn‘t it?
But the keyboard layout that is still in use these days has been developed when it was still important that the typewriters do not get spoiled if you type too fast.
Four days ago, I changed my keyboard layout to Neo. Right now, I make 50 strokes per minute. One week ago (using QERTZ, the German modification of QERTY), it have been nearly 200. But it just feels great. I have now recognized, how rarely I use the „F“. And this really has a VIP position. Many words can be typed without leaving the base line. It is fun typing like this, although I am still really slow.
I will write more when I become faster.