First off... I have only just signed up Been a lurker on the main page for many months now. So I was about to buy MS Office for Mac the other week with a price of around $300AU... But I didn't end up buying it due to bumping into some friends so I placed it back on the shelf and walked off with them. I've been doing a lot of thinking since then... Why not go with iWork? I use Pages on my iPad and I just love how simple it is to use. Now with iCloud coming I can see that the user experience is going to get a whole lot better. When it comes down to work docs I only use it for the basic things. I'm no longer studying as well. Is iWork the answer to the basic user? Also can I buy a single iWork disk and install it on my parents iMac and my Macbook Pro? Would it matter that we have separate apple ID's? I know that MS can be very annoying with how many users can access a program from one disk.