“Is the Alice worth it?”
Based on your title and post, I think I should help differentiate 2 things.
The Alice is a wonderful keyboard by Yuktsi that has a very popular ergonomic layout right now. This is an aluminum custom with a brass plate and is the first board to feature the “Alice Layout”.
The “Alice Layout”, has now greatly grown in popularity due to the designer Yuktsi making files for an acrylic version of the Alice available online for free. This has allowed many designers to take this design and make their own cases featuring this layout that is growing in popularity.
Yes the TGR Alice is a keyboard that is worth it to enthusiasts although it is difficult to find.
Yes, the Alice layout is a fun ergonomic layout that is pretty easy to adjust to despite how it looks. I would definitely recommend trying it out since an acrylic sandwich mounted Alice layout board and PCB can be had for not too much.