Solved. Apple Pencil. I was getting a little bit of the gorilla arm using the apple smart folio keyboard. My previous 12.9 just used the smart cover w/silicon case. Same for prior iPads. This is my first one using the keyboard and I quite like it. I always hated typing with the screen keyboard, constant fat fingering and mistakes. That was solved with a real keyboard. Now with the pencil I use it as a mouse. Quite a different experience. Kind of pissed Apple got me with both accessories but they work extremely well together. I got the pencil yesterday and started using it heavily during browsing sessions. Using it to open new tabs, close tabs, scroll, everything I'd use my finger for. Should also eliminate having to clean the screen as much as I do. Still prefer the damn thing to a laptop or desktop for 90% of use.