I had a demo of the new Microsoft Office by somone from Microsoft. It has a new user interface, it will be strange to almost every user to say the least. The new Office has a new menu and buttons system. If you havn't seen the UI, it's totally different. He then said "the average user will find it hard to get to grips with, but they will find the functions after a few hours, and after a few weeks they will start to feel comfortable with it". I then thought of Vista and it works totally differently. If you were to make a new OS and a new Office, why not make them work and look the same. I like Apple because they specify how apps will look and work, so the user does not have this learning curve. Just think of all the productivity that will be lost by people using the new Office.