i'm a proponent of column vs. staggered, i personally would never get a non column keyboard (hell i'd make my own ha) BUT i recognize that this is a great keyboard for ppl who are not ready for a column layout.
literally everyone is terrified of my kinesis, this is the BEST security measure on my computer, i don't need a password, i need a kinesis and ppl just look at it and forget how to type!
i had a friend who was suffering RSI, i just gave her one of my extra kinesis' (i was stocking them up for a while for projects) and if it wasn't for her pain and my friendly nagging to learn the kinesis (cuz at this point i took initiative to care about her) she really wouldn't have learned to use the kinsis. (now of course i get thanks).
the thing about the keyboard is that, the less you make it into a keyboard, the less ppl want/can use it.
this is about the best designed keyboard with that in mind, on a consumer level.
it's a split keyboard, mechanical, and has varing degree's on tenting and tilt, and for all intents and purposes, looks "normal"
hell i still come across ppl who think "yea those white microsoft split keyboards, was that a fad, those were silly keyboards"
because it doesn't look "normal" most ppl won't use it, hell that's most of the kinesis boards i buy from ebay, they're almost pristine and new, but because ppl can't use it cuz it's too "different" they use it once, store it in the basement and sell it on ebay 10 years later.
the ergo market has always been limited, i welcome more products. (if not for myself, then to suggest to others).