Anybody using Surface without a keyboard cover?

I'm thinking about buying a Surface and I was wondering if anybody had some input on the value of the keyboard cover. I don't really see myself ever using Office or the desktop, so I was hoping to save $100 by not getting a keyboard. Has anybody tried this? Did you miss having the keyboard?

I do wish that the kickstand was reinforced when open so I could rotate the screen upside down and lay it down at an ideal angle to type on the virtual keyboard. Anybody with experience think it be possible to rig something up so it would hold at that angle? The iPad cover allows that tablet to sit at either angle and that seems like a better design if you intend to use the on-screen keyboard a lot.