I was a hardcore Claris/Appleworks user as well... but on Windows. When I finally got around to purchasing a Mac I thought about how terrific it would be to run the "native" version... only to discover 6 months later that Apple not only discontinued Appleworks, but removed support for it in OSX.I was a hardcore Claris/Appleworks user and had thousands of docs in that format after the demise of the app. I ended up wasting many days one summer converting to Word docs. The information, paragraph breaks and fonts were retained but most of the formatting, e.g., snaking columns and section breaks, disappeared. I was able to convert the PICT graphics in Preview and illustrator. With all that said, Pages, Numbers, Keynote are a great replacement for ClarisWorks save for the missing MacDraw like component. Affinity Photo and Designer are ten times better than MacDraw/ClarisWorks and priced inexpensively compared to Adobe and the old MacDraw. I remember paying $300 for MacDraw in the late 80s.
I would as well, if I thought for a second that Apple would support the package in the long term. It's annoying to have to do a major archival documents format "upgrade" every ten years, just to keep things vaguely readable on new hardware. Right now, I'm betting that .odt, .odg etc. will have staying power, and not disappear into some insecure cloud-only format.I'd pay serious money for a new AppleWorks that was designed/optimized to run on the latest OSX, more than I'd pay for MS Office.