My HP laptop is on it's way out - I just ordered my first Mac to replace it. I'm waiting on the mailman (ups) to bring me my 27" imac i5. Just a few months ago I finally bought 2011 Office Profesional to replace my 2000 version. Now I'm switching to Mac so need to rebuy. I have many documents that I use regularly as templates and now just fill in the changed data like names and dates. I do not want to recreate these documents. I frequently use Excel and Word. I seldom use PP. I edit/modify my existing documents much more then I create new documents nowadays. I don't care about sharing my documents with others (compatibility) but having my old stuff work without losing formatting is critical. Reviews I've read suggest that iwork is simpler but office has more features. I think I'd rather have simpler at this point as long as my existing formatting won't change. Am I better off with iWork of Office for my new mac? How does office 2008 compare - a family member bought 3 licenses of this but only installed it once. They'd let me have one of their installs. I also have a friend that downloaded a torrent of Office 2011 and offered it to me, but I'm not comfortable with this...... would you do this?