My name is Sarah, though my internet pseudonym is Raina. (I really prefer Raina.) I'm 17 and a senior in high school. I'm a typing elitist.
I've told my friends point blank that, no, I will not add them to my IM address because I absolutely will not tolerate 'u' for 'you' and other such shortenings. It's lazy and makes one's English teacher look like an ass.
That said, yes, I am prone to making mistakes. (Imagine 'shits' instead of 'sighs'. I still laugh at that one.) Wait, not prone... Rather, CAPABLE. I still make an honest effort to type like I'm writing a paper at all times, with one or two nuances disregarded...
Which makes writing an actual paper much easier. I don't have to train myself to type two different ways. Which is always a good thing, don't you think?
I'm a geek, in short. Yay! :D