its driving me insane, every time i try to do something in Word 08 it lags, and i have a document that i cant even open because it just stops responding. i made the document in word 08 and it just contains a table, and that is obviously more than word can handle! The software is buggy even after a gazillion updates and its really hampering the productivity of this mac. i don't want to use iWork because i am very familiar with the office suite and feel Office 2004 would be a downgrade, or would it? Should i try office 2004 and is it more stable? i don't really care for the fancy-pants graphs in office 2008 or that other bloat. Microsoft, PLEASE fix your office suite, its the achilles heel of the Mac!