Yeah, sometimes I question if it is healthy for me to read about whatever other people are currently playing. Sounds weird, since we are talking games, but discipline helps. Otherwise I would constantly be starting up more playthroughs of Bloodlines, Far Cry 2 etc.
I have a similar issue ever since I replaced my old notebook. The desk is still the same, but the old notebook did have the keyboard integrated into a surface that had a slight angle to it. And the edges were rounded, which you’d expect to be standard, but not so with this notebook.
For some reason it got better and my left hand/fingers do only rarely start to hurt anymore, but I’m not sure why. Though trying to not hammer the keys as much anymore - especially during more movement-intensive games and typing - might be one reason. Strangely, that’s a another issue I didn’t have with the old PC. Perhaps because of how my hands are lying on the keyboard?
Drakensang was pretty interesting for me in that regard. I don’t think I have played any other traditional Fantasy RPGs that did actually profit from the 3D-engine. Sure, you kind of need it for the dialogue cutscenes, but with Drakensang I enjoyed it for the graphics and aesthetics not least because the camera would often go to ground-level/zoom in in tight spaces. At first I was a bit annoyed at it, but it wasn’t too fiddly and it helped immersion surprisingly much. With other Party-RPGs I usually just avoid that camera angle, if I have any choice about it.