Dave - that's an individual preference thing. Some people will continue to want a very large setup, with lots of physical motion for the act of typing.
But because of the multitouch jumbo keys without many edges that contend for each finger, it feels more generous despite its smaller overall size.
It's definitely less work to type on. If that matters to you, the acclimation for the closer row-reach is very much worth it, and the legacy keyboards begin to feel clunky when go back to them.