Chording is it really bad for your hands, and emacs pinky is no joke. Richard Stallman has personally crippled thousands of people, and we should all hold him responsible for the menace he is.
Obviously everyone can have their own configurations, but most people I know keep the default settings on where the metakey is positioned.
Let’s save some blame for the idiots who moved the ctrl key to the hardest-to-reach position on the keyboard, shall we?
This comment is pretty hyperbolic. Richard Stallman did not walk around and force everyone to run emacs. It’s like saying every hammered thumb was personally done by the creator of the hammer.