I thought of getting rid of Microsoft products on my new iMac and MBP. So I bought iWork 08. I was happy initially as it is more compatible with OS X looks. It looks easy to use as well. Nevertheless, I was so disappointed with it after using it for a few days. 1. Pages are not really compatible with Office created doc files. The layout may change. Some changes are so great that your whole layout change. 2. Pages files are big...way way bigger than .doc files. 3. .Pages is not a file. It is a folder with your stuff inside. You will have trouble uploading it to emails. This means that you can't share it even with someone using a mac. You have to convert it into .doc to send. This is the biggest disappointment. 4. Pages boot time is not fast. It is only a little bit faster than Office 2004. Office 2007 in Vista is way faster when it comes to booting. 5. It has too little functions compare to Office Word. 6. It does not support .docx, you can only read it but not write it. That is all for now.