After 8 months I have come to the conclusion that the touch pad is not that bad, and my fingers may not be defective.
I had notice that when I do not want the screen to change it does with a very light touch. When I want to fast forward or reverse, it take a lot of effort or multiple tries., I thought about this problem for a few minutes and thought I may be doing something wrong. I tried touching the pad lightly with the tip of my finger for fast forward and reverse. This method has worked perfectly for the past day.
I will need weeks of experience to be certain. If this holds, month from now, when a newbie complains, I will be ready.
For now, don’t drive with your thumbs.