I have hated the stock keyboard since day one. I even tried Swype and I'm just not a fan. I have fat thumbs. I came from a phone that had a keyboard similar to a blackberry...so I just could not get comfortable with this phone over the last 2 months. Until today... The Keyboard from Android 2.3 by Steven Lin is EXCELLENT. It is accurate, it has great spacing and well...it's free. The paid version is only .99 and I'm considering the upgrade just for the extra options. I also tried Better Keyboard and Vlingo...they just don't compare. So, if you are like me and gave up on trying to type on your Optimus...try "Keyboard from Android 2.3" I can actually text again!!!!!