I'm a Dvorak keyboard user since November, 2014. Exactly, the same day Chespirito died. And since that, I had to do some modifications in my daily life. As expected, in the first days, I experienced some clumsiness; but now, I'm more experienced than before. However, there are things I noticed:
- I still mistake between the keys "n" and "s", "m" and "w", and the combinations "tr" and "rt". Or some keys besides them.
- If you compare between the Spanish Dvorak, and the standard one, will notice "h" and "r" keys are swapped.
- I can't do the "asdf" combination anymore. Or some similar combinations that use those keys, just for leisure.
- The "wasd" combination is now ",aoe". It's weird to use a punctuation mark as an arrow key.
- You can read the "CTM" keys across the rows. If you're Chilean, may get the joke.
- The key "a" never moved when switching between one layout and another. Just compare the QWERTY and the DVORAK ones.
- As well-known, vowels are in the 2nd row, and are the first 5 keys there.
- There's no a Latam variant for the Dvorak Keyboard... yet.
- And yes... indeed, typing is faster than QWERTY.
- If you want to try this layout, try to do it when you have some free time.
- GRUB only works with QWERTY... unless I may do some some tweak.
- Now I'm clumsy at re-using a QWERTY keyboard when available. Yes, it's something I have to deal. You know, everything moves around the QWERTY one.
- The "XD" emoticon requires some elongation in the fingers. But nothing impossible to do.
- Dvorak is for hipsters. QWERTY? Too mainstream!
So if you want to try a Dvorak layout, may not regret that. But try to not forget what learned with QWERTY, because you'll need it in some time in the (not so far) future.