Call me a grampa if you will, but I have my own set of reasons for going against popular opinion.
Reason 1: Ever locked yourself outside your apartment with the key inside? I have often felt the same way while using my brother’s tab. Just 5 months old and the touch screen is malfunctioning already. Pretty often it becomes inert to my touch and locks me out.
Reason 2. For using touchscreen, thin fingers are needed and mine are too big. On an average, to type one word I need to backspace twice. Other than that I end up calling the wrong people while browsing the phonebook.
Reason 3: Too complex.. Touch screen devices are so loaded with features that the menu feels like a huge maze. I don’t know about you people, but I need to consult the manual often to work on my brother’s tab. On the other hand my phone (with a keypad) is not as rich in features as a touchscreen one, but when I want to do something I can do it pretty quick because I know exactly which way to go through the menu.
Reason 4: Excessive sensitivity whenever I don’t want it. While browsing the internet, touchscreen picks up wrong clicks from my palm and other points it comes in contact with. Strangely, at the same time my fingertip is not good enough to tickle it. As a result I end up clicking on wrong and payable links spread all over the pages I visit, effectively compensating for the high speed of my internet. To copy/paste links is another gigantic pain.
Reason 5: You can’t rough handle a touch screen device. It is too sophisticated for any adverse environment. On the other hand, my bar phone has already been through many drops and bounces and has taken a swim once. Still it is working fine!
Reason 6: Last but not least and my favourite reason! I can’t text on a touch device without looking, which I do pretty well on my phone with a nice keypad!