Bring back the Comfort Curve 2000 keyboard
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Sign this petition to encourage Microsoft to bring back the discontinued Comfort Curve 2000 keyboard!
The Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000 keyboard is currently the closest thing in the product line, but is not a suitable alternative for many of us, because of the non-standard placement of system keys - in particular, the ESC key, which is sunk into the keyboard and difficult to reach.
The successor, the Comfort Curve 3000, is also not a suitable alternative for many of us - the upwards curve in the center is very hard for some of us to get used to, especially when switching between that and a flat keyboard. It also has non-standard key placement, in particular the INS/DEL keys are not located where you expect to find them on a standard keyboard.
Keyboards with "creative" key placement are a huge distraction, especially to programmers and others who use keyboards all day, every day.
In other words, the Comfort Curve 2000 was already perfect.
The Comfort Curve 2000 was a best-selling keyboard in many online stores, and received very high customer ratings - higher than either of the alternatives.
Moreover, a new, boxed Comfort Curve 2000 goes for $80-$200 on eBay and Amazon - used ones go for around $50-$100, while the Comfort Curve 3000 goes for about $15 in online stores.
Please, Microsoft, bring back the Comfort Curve 2000, or something very similar - if you need an excuse to bump up the price, you can make it wireless if you must, or bundle it with a mouse, whatever it takes, but leave the all-standard key placement and the original shape as-is, please!