Ben Brooks discusses his experiment of using the iPad’s software keyboard, exclusively, for a week. I spend most of my time writing on the iPad with the software keyboard, but I’ll openly admit to preferring a hardware keyboard when I’m writing longer-form prose.
The area where the software keyboard shines for me is in editing my writing. I almost always edit with the software keyboard. It’s much easier to move the curser, type, and scroll when I don’t have to continually switch back and forth from the glass to the hardware keyboard.