Better than the default keyboard in many ways. Most importantly, when you press the buttons, it works, unlike the default one 50% of the time!
Still lacks so many things though.
Nice to know that keyboards from other devices can be ripped and ported to other phones. Hopefully someone will do the same with the original 1.6 Dell keyboard.
What we REALLY need is a way to make our own keyboard so we can have any layout we like... it seems possible, but the coding required is waaaay beyond what I am capable of.
I think I'll stick with better keyboard for now, but thanks!