*sigh* I wonder how much longer this will go on...
I mean, the standard QWERTY keyboard layout was originally designed for old-fashioned typewriters in order to make people type *as slow as possible* to prevent the typewriter keys from sticking together. It's small wonder that people are coming up with carpal tunnel syndrome when they spend lots of time in front of a keyboard.
The DVORAK layout has been available for some time, and yet they are *incredibly* hard to find as sold directly by computer manufacturers. Usually one must buy an *additional* DVORAK keyboard from some other source than the people who manufacture and sell computer systems. Even your local computer reseller will likely not prep their salespeople to 'prefer' DVORAK layout keyboards when recommending systems to clients.
Personally I think the DVORAK layout keyboard should be the *default* keyboard sold with modern computers and if you absolutely HAVE TO have a QWERTY keyboard, then you should have to specify a different SKU in order to have one.
They aren't *that* hard to get used to, and can save you loads of time typing and much stress on your hands. A good typing tutor program can help you 'reprogram' your hands in short order.
I don't care HOW used to QWERTY you are; DVORAK is a better tool for the same job, AND is likely better for your health.