I am always a fan of the traditional keyboards. I just think they feel better than the newer low profile laptop-style keyboards. So, when I purchased the iPad I thought I would not like the software keyboard on it.
However, as it turns out, it is quite good. Now, after about a week with my new iPad, I found myself mostly typing on the iPad using the software keyboard instead of using a Bluetooth keyboard.
One reason why I like it may be because the software keyboard is always next ot the body of text I am working with. That means I can sort of use my peripheral vision to peek at the keys. If I can't feel the keys, I might as well look at them.