Default Note Pro Keyboard

I was wondering if someone would tell me if Samsung improved on the stock Samsung keyboard. On the Note 10.1 2014 edition, when using the Samsung keyboard for handwriting it would switch back to the thumb keyboard every time I change fields. There was also no way to set the handwriting panel as the default input method (every time I needed to input information the Samsung keyboard presents me with the thumb keyboard and I would have to manually select the handwriting panel).