That’s pretty consistent with what we’ve found.
Since we have many years of use with legacy keyboards, we don’t forget how they work.
When you must use an old one, you mostly just notice the extra labor to get to the keys, and tend to want the newer capabilities like the edit layer, tap shift, and access to numbers close to home row.
Biggest take-away is that when you first start using TextBlade, it helps to have some continuous time with it.
That makes acclimation much faster since you can form neural pathways very easily when not bouncing back and forth every few minutes.
It’s the same principle as immersive learning. Generally, it’s easy to do new things if you’re not pulled in different directions, and can just cruise straight ahead for a bit, to get comfortable.
When you’re facile with TextBlade, using an old keyboard briefly is no big deal. It’s just less satisfying than before you knew there’s something better.
At this point, many users jump to bypass the keyboards of their older machines. This phenomon is what prompted us to develop several cool new accessories (those go on our online store after general release - treg users are testing some now). Having a full ecosystem lets users benefit from TextBlade advances in all their different use cases.
It’s interesting how the behavioral and psychological dimensions run so deep here - much more than we expected at launch. The extended treg really helped us map this, and let us figure out what else users want. The time and cost to take this much further was not expected, but the payoff in performance is already clear.