, wkempf wrote

Everything is a compromise. Apple thinks they've made the best compromises. Some of us don't agree. Other's do.

And a quick search on Amazon for "iPad keyboard" turns up quite a few products intended for those who think Apple didn't compromised in the right place.

This is (just one of the many reasons) why I love about my Surface... the keyboard is just a cover... until I need it... and then it becomes a great keyboard as well.