I was going to continue this in an existing GB issues thread but don't see anyone responding to what I posted there and decided to make it a separate thread.
The old keyboard allowed a long press on the period key to bring up the two rows of additional choices and I could lift my thumb and reach over to the key I wanted and the pop up stayed there until I selected.
The new GB keyboard will bring up the two row pop up but the top row already has a key highlighted and when I lift my thumb to select the key I want, it instead selects the punctuation mark that was highlighted and the pop up disappears.
I can slide to the left if I keep my thumb pressed against the screen but I can not get down to the lower row unless I drag my thumb WAY to the bottom of the screen which is not quite right. Either way, the new pop up will immediately disappear and select the wrong key all the time if I lift my thumb.
Does anyone who uses the stock keyboard/input experience this too or am I the only one? Swype and FlexT9 input methods both work properly. Just the stock keyboard is screwed up.