This was my first ergonomic keyboard and it's fantastic. It has most of the functionality I love from the newer Comfort Curve 2000 and Natural Ergonomic 4000 that I now use primarily. It still works great, as I have always had great experiences with Microsoft keyboard products, and this is many years old now. The design of the keyboard is perfect for helping protecting your wrists long-term so that you do not develop any wrist problems, as best as can be expected from a device used daily for many hours in our jobs and personally. It might take awhile to get accustomed to an ergonomic keyboard at first, but the benefits are too great to pass up on, and soon you will have difficulty going back to the non-ergonomic designs. The only problem with this keyboard however is the effect of use and time on its finish. It is an off-white color and this means that the dirt and grime from our hands will slowly accumulate over time and make it look dirty. Cleaning a keyboard is a bit of a pain and the long-term accumulation never seems to fully go away, so it definitely looks used at this point. This is only an aesthetic problem, but with that point, I would recommend going for the Natural Ergonomic 4000 which eliminates this problem and includes more features.