Thank you all for all of your comments and votes supporting this suggestion. We are now in the final planning stages towards starting the development of this feature.
Steve [MS Excel]
An error occurred while saving the commentDavid Charlap commented
I like it in concept, but please note that the Alt/Option key on a Mac keyboard is used for composing foreign characters and typing other non-alphabetic symbols. I would absolutely NOT want to give up the ability to type these symbols simply to gain the Windows-compatible keystrokes.
If you want to add this option, then it must be made optional so people like myself can disable it.