Hi everyone. There hasn't been any direct questions regarding my experience so far, but I thought I'd give a brief update.
I've been trying to think of the things that I didn't know or wished I've known about the textlbade during my wait, so as to be helpful for those of you still waiting. Here's what I've come up with.
Typing on the TextBlade is great, but I've found that it is the non-text functions that have me deciding to use the device most often when i'm on my computer. The arrow key and edit functionality is so crazy helpful that I find myself unfurling my TB often when I'm using a spreadsheet. And Mark told me about a few other useful tidbits on our call that I didn't know about. You can easily turn the TB into a one handed number pad. I've switched from the native keyboard on my mac to the TB a few times to take advantage of the number pad, and then just kept using the TB once my number entering task was done. Super helpful!
As others have noted, there is a bit of a learning curve. I'm still getting acquainted with the geometry of the device, but it is definitely much easier than I had feared.
My biggest take away so far has been the fact that I am not disappointed at all by the TextBlade. After waiting so long and reading so much about the device, I totally expected to be let down by it when I finally got it in my hands. I figured that there would be no way that something I spent so long hyping myself up for would live up to my expectations. But, I can honestly say that this thing is amazing. It does exactly what I thought it would do, exactly what @Waytools says it does, and has changed the way my thoughts get into a computer more than any other device I have owned since the first iPhone I bought ten years ago.
Typed on TextBlade