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So I've been using qwerty my whole life and very recently discovered touch typing through a video a while ago. I'd been learning it slowly, especially with the help of typingclub and now i get about 60 WPM on typeracer. Then I found out about alternate layouts through penguify's video on workman. Been doing some research and had been finding that colemak is one of the best ones to learn and not being utterly different from qwerty. I've been learning it for about 2 weeks now. Was using keybr.com initially to learning the placements of all the new keys by learning the most common letters and then expanding it to where i now know where all the keys are, atleast in theory.
Learning colemak hasnt been easy but definitely not as bad as I thought. I'm averaging about 18 WPM on 10fastfingers but then i recently found and read the workman layout page to see what it had to offer. I did notice that the middle row is used more so with colemak and then discovered colemak-mod-dh as well. I do prefer colemak in comparison since less letters are moved around, especially with the bottom row. Is colemak's middle column a major issue and is mod dh necessary? I've been wanting to just hear from people from differing perspectives. I realize preference is a major thing but also just wanna find a more comfortable alternate layout with the home row optimized.