I was able to play with the Droid yesterday before the release and decided I did not like the keyboard enough to switch from my Storm2. I then decided that there will never be a perfect phone so I compromised on the keyboard and got the Droid. I surprised with the keyboard as it is a lot easier to use today than yesterday.
I was worried about the keyboard after reading all major reviews, but I got my Droid this morning and the keyboard is a lot better than I was expecting. I am coming from a Touch pro on VZW, and I would say that the SLIGHTLY shallower keys are more than made up for by the way more logical layout of the keys. I can't tell you how many times I pressed Up Arrow on my TouchPro when I wanted to type M. I can definitely be happy with the Droid keyboard.
It helps that I'm a "blank slate" coming from a dumbphone, plus I'm a female with small to average sized hands.
I'd read all the b'ing and moaning about the keyboard on hofo and was pleasantly surprised once I got my hands on it. I have trouble with the portrait on-screen keyboard, but do very very well with the physical keyboard.
i don't have one yet but a friend that works with me brought his over today and i got a chance to play with it a good bit and had no issues with the keyboard what so ever... i do wished they had made the D pad smaller though.
Definitely not as bad as was reviewed. I like the landscape virtual keyboard the best and it is WAY better than my Storms, but the physical keyboard is decent as well. I'll be speeding along it in no time.
Coming from a vx6800 (htc titan) the keyboard is something I will get used to quickly. The droids keys a flatter and a hair smaller. But I can type quicker than I can with the on screen key board. I may never get used to that one.