One would think that keyboard entry is a pretty basic feature of a spreadsheet program. Maybe I'm a newb – I just started using spreadsheets in, let's see… 1984… with Lotus 1-2-3. Here is Excel 2004 for Mac, completely unusable for data entry. (One minute Flash movie, may not appear in feed.)
And people pay money for this? Denigrate free/open-source software all you wish, but I never had a problem just entering data with Gnumeric or OpenOffice.
Someone appears to have found a workaround, posted just a few days ago. Note that a workaround is not a fix. Normally, “edit directly in cell” is something you might want to do.