First off, it's a fact you can type just as fast as touch typists without touch typing.
I'm just saying this because RSI/cargal tunnel syndrome sucks. I used to wake up with both arms paralyzed. It's no joke. Touch typing can seriously mess your hands and arms up. My RSI is kicking in again and now I'm going to have to find a chiropractor.
I thought I'd just warn any youngins out there who are being taught to touch type to tell their teacher that they don't want to live a life of paralysis just to type "correctly."