I had an AT&T Tilt before this, so the transition for me to the Droid keyboard was pretty easy. Nonetheless, I did a lot of travelling last week, and did some serious work on the Droid during my travels. My experience cemented my enthusiasm for the slide-out keyboard design. For short emails, texts, etc., the onscreen keyboard is fine. In fact, I am pretty proficient at one handed typing in portrait mode. But when it comes to writing extensive messages, etc., I really prefer the slide-out. More important to me than the physical keyboard, is that I can see the whole screen while typing. This is really useful for reading, reviewing and editing messages. I am hoping that Motorola sticks with this design in future iterations. I am worried that all the negative harping will convince them to do otherwise.