I found the Ergo Pro was pretty effective at teaching me to type in the classical touch-typist sense (without my hands flying around for a change) the longer I used it. Num Lock was still a maddening little bastard, but besides that I could type pretty well after sticking with it for a bit. I had the same thing as you with Backspace being "too far away" when I had the keyboard at an angle I liked, so I'd probably remap in software (Karabiner's the obvious choice on OS X) so backslash does that duty instead. That's what I'm already used to on my HHKB and many remap-friendly classic boards, after all.
Hard to remember now. I think it was a combination of just how late I was getting the review done, and this tour started, plus not wanting to screw it up right before sending it on! From what I could tell, there shouldn't be anything especially interesting in there. I didn't open up my Ducky Shine 3 or NMB Space Invaders board when I reviewed them either, so I'm not always hyper diligent. The NovaTouch absolutely needed a good close look though. And I've been back inside it a few times since, for damping.chalks wrote: ↑Muirium, in your other reviews, you disassembled the board. Any reason why you didn't do it for the Ergo Pro?