I type in English pretty fast, and as far as I can tell subjectively, it seems to be happening on autopilot with minimal self-conscious control. Much like I don’t feel self-conscious of enunciating words, I don’t feel self-conscious of typing them. Naturally, this makes me very happy since I can focus on thinking about what I want to write and then the text or the source code just effortlessly appears on the screen.
So my question is, are people proficient in typing Chinese using IME also have the same sense of smoothly, automatically going through inputting words without thinking about it, free to concentrate entirely on the composition aspect of it rather than the typing aspect? Or does the need to examine proposed two or three syllable words based on the ascii input and then do the selection or confirmation action keep you from entering a similar flow state and generally keep you less-than-happy about the whole process?
I guess the ideal person to give the answer would be somebody highly proficient / fast in both typing English and Chinese, but not sure if such people exist in large enough numbers to occur here at SD. Anyway, so any input is highly appreciated.