About tactile feedback, this is the reason why I've acquired a MS Natural Ergonomic Keyboard. Then I made sure that my current skills at typing with the TouchStream won't degrade with time when I don't use it for a while. It takes some time to get back to the feeling you can type again at some reasonable speed. But it is not the case for gestures, those have become so natural that fingers don't need a brain anymore.
Now I work at improving my typing abilities on the MS keyboard. I am trying to get closer to some kind of hover mode where fingers will type free from any conscious directives. If I can achieve this on a standard keyboard, I am pretty sure it will transpose quite well to the TouchStream. Then, I expect an easier progression for my next commitment at making it an effective working tool.
In the mean time, I enjoy the tactile feedback from the MS keyboard. I'm pretty sure it could be quite better thanks to a sound choice of material and key switches and no more staggered layout. All these elements have been considered by one keyboard manufacturer or another. The point is that we need the one with all the good ideas for this perfect keyboard to come around.
It seems that this unlikely combination did happen for the Freedom chair but is still to be expected for a keyboard.
What I am about right now is trying to understand what I could do to ignite the hover process. My commitment at training everyday made me reach 300cpm with Stamina at typing any text I want to read. That puts me close to 60wpm after one year of this practice. Stamina keeps you away from having to use any backspace strokes as long as it never accepts the wrong character. This is alright because the idea it not about learning how to reach the backspace key more easily as any of the other keys!
But the result is that you can insert many extra keystrokes without the inherent penalty of having to correct them. This is why I don't fool myself into trusting this 60wpm achievement.
Still, I am happy when I look at the steady slope of my average typing speed. Now, I am wondering what it takes to reach 100wpm... that's 500cpm, not far from twice my current speed! As I know that it is possible I'm tempted to believe I can do it as well... I think that I am ready to use what it needs to make it. My problem right now is to uncover what it is I have to bring into it.