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I'm a beginner at Colemak, coming from ~30 years of Qwerty usage (touch typing for a long time). Around 70 WPM on Type Racer, using Qwerty.
I only started using Colemak 2 days ago, and so far I've used Type Racer, 10FastFingers and some similar sites to practice. Currently I'm writing at a speed of about 15 words per minute (Type Racer). I'm trying to get some practice daily, at work (as a programmer). Probably around an hour each day.
I'm using Emacs with Vim bindings as my Editor, and so far it has been very difficult to acclimatize (as expected). I'm having the most problems with "f" and "l" and of course "rs".
With regards to the Vim bindings, I miss being able to use "hjkl" for navigation. I don't want to rebind these, as it would invalidate other bindings and mess with compatibility with other packages. If you have any experiences using Colemak with Vim or Emacs (or Emacs Evil mode), it would be interesting to hear them. Will I get used to the new bindings sooner or later?
My current keyboard is a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000, but I'm looking for an ergonomic keyboard using mechanical switches (ErgoDox seems fun).
By the way, this took too long to write :).