Gosh, I'm sorry you don't like the keyboard. I'm using one at work and it's working out just fine, although I do prefer low profile keys to scissor keys. I'm not using the mouse, as my angled keyboard tray just lets it slide to the floor.
HP is currently bundling a slightly different version with the PCs without the silver bling, so perhaps you can trade with someone who buys a new PC. I agree that the keyboard layout isn't necessarily optimal, and the lack of a caps lock/num lock LED bugs me, but compromises have to be made for a slim keyboard, and for costs, also.
BTW, I'm HP's commodity manager for aftermarket keyboards, so this is my product. It was leveraged from the HP folks who sourced it originally to include in higher end PCs, so any design issues lay with them. I suspect that the bright blue LED was the cheapest one available at the time, as we don't pay for bling often, and since it's plugged in to a desktop, power consumption really isn't an issue.
Most users I talk to love the thing, but I only use it because it was handy. If you like a scissor key feel, though, it's quite nice. And if you have any issues with it, why, you've got a contact right here.