@jh71283: It took me a couple of months but the reduction in wrist/hand discomfort was well worth it.  I'm actually surprised that there would be anyone using a straight keyboard (not that there is anything wrong with that).

The biggest thing with the keyboard is to make sure the key groups (notably, Insert/Home/PageUp/Delete/End/PageDown) aren't some odd layout.  At some point in the past my work requisitioned me a new ergo keyboard and it had that section as 2 wide by 3 high.  Totally messed up copy/paste in my brain.