"It's true that the QWERTY keyboard is an abomination "
In what way? It's no better or worse than an AZERTY or Dvorak, and an alphabetic keyboard is just painful for those of us used to a proper lay-out! If there is a better way, I'd be interested to hear of it so I can try it out for myself!
Straying from the lay-out point, I think the bigger issue is that keyboards are sized for ladies, and it's not possible for a chap with broad shoulders to hold his wrists and arms at the "correct" angle the health and safety bods at work insist on. Curvy keyboards are great, but they need to be available to the 50% of the population who require them.